Traffic stop leads to felony drug charges against Gainesville man

A traffic stop by Mountain Home police early Saturday morning has led to felony drug charges against a man from Gainesville. Sixty-three-year-old Tony Lee Shores was pulled over shortly after 1:30 for a license plate light that wasn't working.

The probable cause affidavit says Shores appeared nervous, so the officer's K9 conducted a "sniff" of the outside of the vehicle and alerted to the driver's side door. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a white crystalline substance field testing positive for methamphetamine, a glass pipe and marijuana dab. Three handguns were also located in the vehicle.

Shores is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia for use of ingesting methamphetamine; and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; along with misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana; and driving while intoxicated, drugs. His bond is set at $10,000.

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