Thursday, July 15, Detective Zachary Bailey was on routine patrol in the Southside area, when he observed a white, 2002 Chevrolet Impala turn north on Hwy. 167 with no signal.

Bailey conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Southside Conoco. Upon checking the driver, Nathan Steele, 42, of Batesville, through the Arkansas Crime Independence County. One was for failure to appear on a misdemeanor and the other was a class B felony for possession of methamphetamine. Steele was placed into custody and upon a search of his person, a clear plastic baggie containing a green vegetable-like substance was located. Steele was transported to the Independence County Detention Center and the vehicle was towed by A and C Bell Towing.

Steel was served his felony warrant, and issued a citation for driving on a suspended driver’s license and possession of a schedule VI substance less than four ounces.

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