Traffic stop nets 7 felony drug charges

A traffic stop in Gassville Saturday has led to the arrest of 29-year-old John Everett Shrum of Gassville. Shrum was booked on seven felony and three misdemeanor drug-related charges and released the same day on a $10,000 bond.According to the arrest affidavit, a Gassville police officer was on patrol when he noticed Shrum's vehicle did not have any tail lights. After the vehicle was pulled over the officer noted Shrum seemed very agitated and wanted to know why he was being stopped. A background check advised Shrum is currently on probation and has a search waiver on file. When the officer told Shrum he was going to search his vehicle Shrum apparently said he wanted to come clean.

He pulled a black bag out of his jacket pocket that contained a loaded syringe, nearly two grams of methamphetamine, Oxycodone pills, Hydrocodone pills, over two grams of marijuana and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. Inside the vehicle digital scales and a half-gram of a crystalline rock was found. Shrum allegedly admitted the crystalline rock was methamphetamine.

He was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on five felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, two felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and three misdemeanor charges.

He is expected to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court to answer to the charges.

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