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Conway man arrested with pound of pot, cash

Posted: November 16, 2010 - 1:03pm

A Conway man was arrested Thursday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of over a pound of marijuana and $2,000 in cash.

Kenneth D. Lowery, 21, of 1725 Brittany Circle, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and fleeing following the stop.

According to the report, Conway police initiated the traffic stop after observing a white Mercury Grand Marquis make a left turn onto Spencer Street without signaling. When the officer made contact with the driver, Lowery, he “noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The officer noted that Lowery “appeared to be very nervous” while handing over his driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Officers asked Lowery and two passengers to step out of the vehicle. While the officer was searching one of the passengers, Lowery ran from the scene. A second officer pursued Lowery and was able to aprehend the suspect in a parking lot near Harkrider and Markham streets.

While searching the vehicle, officers located a backpack containing over a pound of marijuana.

Officers also found $2,060 in cash on Lowery’s person. He confessed to owning the marijuana and told officers that the passengers did not know it was in the vehicle. Officers found several text messages on Lowery’s phone “indicating that he has purchased narcotics and sold narcotics to various people.”

The passengers of the vehicle were transported to the Conway Police Department and later released.

Lowery was transported to the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit II and jailed for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, fleeing 3rd and no turn signal. His bond was set at $5,395.

(Staff writer Stephanie Fischer can be reached by e-mail at stephanie.fischer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1238. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)

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sinnfeinan
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sinnfeinan 11/16/10 - 03:44 pm
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"The officer noted that

"The officer noted that Lowery “appeared to be very nervous” "

He was high with over a pound of pot, yeah I bet he was nervous

"and no turn signal. "...well I'm glad that was cited. The streets are certainly safer now.

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SWIBC 11/16/10 - 09:09 pm
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Wanna bet a good lawyer gets

Wanna bet a good lawyer gets this overturned by the AR Supreme Court., seeing as trespassing is not enough to cite someone, I would think failure to use a signal would be easy to shoot down.

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i_wonder 11/17/10 - 08:51 am
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SWIBC
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Failure to signal, sure battle it out in court.

Fleeing arrest with a pound of drugs, good luck with that one.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 11/17/10 - 08:59 am
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Some

Some minor traffic infraction is often the start of this sort of arrest. They'd never say "something didn't look right so I pulled him over," but I suspect that was the situation.

sinnfeinan
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sinnfeinan 11/17/10 - 10:16 am
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PhiloAmericana
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PhiloAmericana 11/17/10 - 02:27 pm
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This is why we don't have improvements to our infrastructure.

You want to know why we can't build roads? It's because we're spending all this money prosecuting pot dealers, and users. This sort of philosophy did not work with alcohol, it will not work with marijuana. It's much better to tax it, and use that income to actually develop the community.

It's a fact that they're going to buy it anyway, instead of having that wealth concentrate into a cartel, or gang, I'd much rather have much of it put back into our community. Idealism here is getting in the way of pragmatism.

Though, yes, he should be ticketed for any traffic infractions.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 11/17/10 - 03:13 pm
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ah yes
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marijuana should be legalized, but turn signals must be used, or else!

flawless reasoning. (sarcasm)

PhiloAmericana
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PhiloAmericana 11/17/10 - 07:50 pm
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I_wonder

There's actually good reasoning behind following traffic rules. On the other hand, our drug laws are failing, have failed, and will continue to fail. They did not work in prohibition, they are not working now. It's pretty clear what needs to be done to curb drug use. Sending drug users to prison to learn from other criminals certainly isn't it. That much is obvious.

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i_wonder 11/17/10 - 09:35 pm
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"Sending drug users to prison to learn from **other** criminals certainly isn't it"

at least you'll admit that drug users are criminals as well

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Concerned Citizen 11/18/10 - 05:54 am
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I Agree

I have to agree with i wonder on this one. Well said!

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