Lack of vehicle tags leads to felony drug charges

An Izard County man, 41-year-old Scott Lee Pennington of Calico Rock, has been arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on the red truck he was driving without a license plate.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Pennington was stopped by an Izard County Sheriff's deputy on February 19th. The deputy had previously issued Pennington warnings for driving on a suspended license.

When Pennington exited his vehicle, he told the officer he had a knife in his pocket. During the search of Pennington's person, two knives were located, along with a small black plastic container and a gold flashlight. He also allegedly admitted to "meth residue" in the canister.

The deputy reported finding a useable amount of a crystalline substance in the container and a glass smoking device with residue in the flashlight. Both field tested positive for crystal methamphetamine. The crystalline substance weighed less than 2 grams.

Pennington was charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia.

His bond was set at $10,000, and he is set to appear in Izard County Circuit Court in May.

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