Trooper finds alleged meth after search of woman’s car


A woman was arrested by an Arkansas State Trooper on Saturday morning on southbound I-530 near mile marker 46 after a search of the woman’s vehicle yielded what she allegedly told the officer was methamphetamine.

Arkansas State Trooper Mark Blackerby said in a probable-cause affidavit that he was on routine patrol Saturday when he spotted a gold Chevrolet Cavalier parked on the shoulder of the interstate and stopped to investigate.

Jeannie Stivers, 20, was arrested after Blackerby allegedly detected the smell of marijuana coming from the woman’s car, leading him to conduct a probable-cause search that allegedly resulted in the discovery of several plastic bags containing a crystalline substance.

On Monday Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Stivers after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine with purpose to deliver.

Stivers requested time to hire her own attorney and was told to report back to court Aug. 22.