Arkansas man arrested for meth

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Suspect fled to Arkansas before pulling over

A Berryville, Ark., man is facing a felony drug charge after allegedly being caught with methamphetamine in April.

James Harp, 34, of Berryville, Ark., is charged with possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause report filed by Taylor Lombard, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place on Highway J, Highway 86 and Highway H in Barry County.

Lombard initiated a traffic stop on Harp's vehicle for an equipment violation, and Harp allegedly failed to pull over, turning onto Highway H and continuing over the state line into Arkansas before pulling over.

Harp consented to a search of the vehicle after a glass pipe was allegedly thrown out the window by a passenger. Another glass pipe was allegedly located behind the driver's seat, and a small plastic bag containing a crystal substance was allegedly found in Harp's pocket. The substance field tested positive for meth.

Harp is being held in the Barry County jail on a bond of $15,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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