Two Jefferson County men, including one currently on parole, were arrested early Thursday morning after a traffic stop in White Hall, and officers said they found suspected methamphetamine in their vehicle.
Ricky Trantham, 39, and Daniel McNutt, 29, were in a vehicle stopped by White Hall Officer Robert Rogers after Trantham allegedly failed to dim his headlights at 2:23 a.m. Thursday, Tri-County Drug Task Force Sgt. Andy Hoots said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Friday morning.
Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said Trantham was driving the vehicle, and both he and McNutt had suspended driver’s licenses. In addition, McNutt was listed as an absconder by the Arkansas Department of Correction and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
During a search of McNutt, a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana was found, Hoots said. A glass jar containing suspected methamphetamine, a set of digital scales, used hypodermic needles and other items of drug paraphernalia also were found, according to Hoots.
Ramsey said McNutt has pending charges in a 2013 case, and was out on bond on those charges.
Because of that, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash-only bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A $25,000 secured bond was set for Trantham on the same charges.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent both men.