Two men were arrested on drug charges the same day in separate, unrelated incidents.
The first arrest was made around 4:30 p.m. on July 25 after Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober received information that Jerry Don Daniels, 29, of Green Hill (Drew County) who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, was on the lawn of a home on Ras Pace Road in Drew County wearing a camouflage backpack, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon Gober’s arrival, Daniels fled on foot followed by Gober and Drew County Deputy Shiloh Jordan. After a short pursuit, Daniels was arrested. A white, crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in his pocket. In the backpack, which Daniels had dropped, contained a 22-caliber gun, according to the news release.
Daniels likely will be charged with possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing.
He has been released from jail.
Inoperable tail lights lead to drug charges
About five hours later on Arkansas 138 in Drew County, Deputy Allen Edwards stopped the driver of a SUV pulling a trailer with inoperable tail lights.
The driver, Nicholas Cingolani, 42, of Dermott, was driving on a suspended driver’s license and had a search waiver on file through the state’s probation and parole agency. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered several used needles, a plastic bag containing a white, crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, according to the news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
Cingolani likely will be charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
He has been released on bond.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.