Bowie County Deputy Makes Meth Arrest

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A man is facing a possession of a controlled substance charge after being stopped by a Bowie County deputy Wednesday evening.

Deputy Shawn Martin initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 4500 block of West 7th Street while working on Wednesday around 7:45 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as James Scott McBain. Deputy Martin recognized McBain from having prior dealings with him. McBain seemed more nervous to Deputy Martin than he had in previous instances. McBain was asked for consent to search his vehicle which he denied. Bowie County did not have a canine on duty, so Deputy Martin requested assistance from a neighboring agency.

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Officer Tanner Freeman with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to his request. Officer Freeman conducted a search of the exterior of McBain’s vehicle with this canine partner Rossi. Rossi alerted Officer Freeman to the presence of narcotics in McBain’s vehicle. Deputy Martin then searched the interior of McBain’s vehicle and found 48 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. McBain was also in possession of $1560.00 that was also seized when he was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Over Four Grams and Under 200 Grams.

He was taken to the Bi-State Jail where his bond was later set at $25,000.00 by Judge Al Smith. McBain remained in custody at the time of this release.

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