Use of plastic sheeting for back window brings on traffic stop, drug charges, probation

A Norfork man driving a car with major damage to the rear end and plastic sheeting serving for a back window found himself being stopped by an Arkansas State Police Trooper in early November last year and got into more hot water when he was found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Fifty-nine-year-old Lynn Adams pled guilty to the charges against him and was put on probation for 48 months during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

The trooper initially pulled Adams over because of the condition of his vehicle. He reported Adams made "furtive movements" inside the vehicle, and his hands were visibly shaking.

After the trooper received permission to search Adams' vehicle and person, it as determined he had possession of both methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as paraphernalia used for ingesting both drugs.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Adams told the trooper he had been using methamphetamine for approximately a year. He apologized for initially not telling the truth when he denied having anything illegal in his possession, but said he was trying to avoid being put in jail.

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