An Izard County man, 41-year-old Robert Ramey of Pineville, had his bond lowered to $25,000 Monday during his initial court appearance on multiple drug-related charges. His bond was originally set at $40,000, when he was arrested and charged following a traffic stop June 4.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the traffic stop on Old Dolph Road was initiated by officers from Arkansas State Police and the Izard County Sheriff's Office who knew Ramey had a suspended driver's license.
While Ramey told officers he did not have anything illegal in his vehicle, a search reportedly revealed a green vegetable-like substance believed to be marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a white pill and a bag containing a white crystalline substance.
During an interview at the Izard County jail, Ramey allegedly told officers he has been using methamphetamine off and on for 20 years. He reportedly said he has been trying to stay clean, but his girlfriend and the mother of his children was a big reason he started using again "due to her not being able to know when to stop."
Ramey faces three felony drug-related charges, as well as two misdemeanors. His criminal history indicates he has one or more previous felony charges, but less than four.
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