Defective taillight leads to 2 arrests

A defective taillight led to a traffic stop and the arrest of two Baxter County residents Sunday evening.

Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 41-year-old Kristin Miller of Mountain Home was the driver of the vehicle, with 43-year-old Anthony Payne of Gassville a passenger in the vehicle. With Payne on active parole and a search warrant on file, he was asked to exit the vehicle and was searched.

The search revealed a glass smoking pipe with residue in Payne's possession. He allegedly told officers he and Miller had just smoked methamphetamine. While speaking to Miller, she allegedly also admitted to smoking methamphetamine recently and turned over a small plastic baggie containing the drug.

Payne and Miller were transported to the Baxter County Detention Center. Both are charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with Payne also charged with a felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,000, with Miller's set at $2,500. Both are set to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court later this month.

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