A Clay County man is facing a pair of felonies after officers found meth and drug paraphernalia during a search, according to Paragould police.
Richard Leman Malone, 38, of Corning was arrested May 13 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance (felony) and unlawful possession, purchase, sale or transfer of a blue light or blue lens cap.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Paragould Officer Jacob Tucker made a traffic stop May 13 on a vehicle due to the driver possibly being intoxicated due to the driver drifting from lane to lane.
“Tucker made contact with the driver Richard Leman Malone and told him the reason for the stop.
During the course of the stop Tucker was told by dispatch that Malone was on parole with a search waiver on file,” the affidavit noted. “During the search of Malone, officers located 5.1 grams of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. While searching the vehicle officers located a glass pipe under the carpet on the driver’s side of the vehicle next to the firewall.”
Police also found a light on the dashboard, facing out of the front windshield of the vehicle with blue LED’s affixed to it with power to it, the affidavit noted.
Malone, who was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia in the case, was given a $25,000 bond Monday. He was being held in the Greene County jail, awaiting a court date.
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