Horseshoe Bend traffic stop leads to illegal drug charges

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A March 23 traffic stop in Izard County has led to a man being charged with several traffic violations as well as some felonies.

According to Izard County Chief Deputy Sheriff Charley Melton, a deputy on patrol in Horseshoe Bend stopped a vehicle that had been weaving on the roadway and making turns without signaling.

When the dispatch ran the license of the vehicle’s driver, the results came back for a man that was confirmed to be currently incarcerated in the Arkansas Community Corrections Center. According to the release, when the deputy asked the man why he was shown to be incarcerated, he told the deputy he was released due to the coronavirus. However, a witness who was standing outside near the traffic stop identified the driver as Glenn Galbraith.

A check with the Arkansas Crime Information Center on the name “Glenn Galbraith” returned for a man identified as Glenn Galbraith, 60, of Horseshoe Bend, who had a warrant for his arrest from probation and parole. Galbraith’s license was also shown to be suspended.

According to the release, a search of Galbraith’s vehicle found multiple baggies of what tested positive as methamphetamine, a pack of syringes, and a set of digital scales — paraphernalia used in the process of selling dope. The deputy who stopped Galbraith also noted he refused to submit to a chemical test, the release said.

In addition to the drug-related felonies, Galbraith was charged with several traffic violations including: no turn signal, driving left of center, fleeing, refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, and obstructing governmental operations.

Galbraith (pictured above) is to appear in lzard County Circuit Court to answer to the felony drug charges on March 30, and he is to appear again in district court on May 11 to answer to the misdemeanor traffic violation.

Yancey’s office also said after a drug dog alerted on a woman’s truck during a traffic stop, a search of the vehicle found meth in her purse.

Yancey said Sandra Lawrence of Melbourne, 52, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Her circuit court date is also March 30.

Image via Izard County Sheriff’s Office

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