Arkansas State Police, assisted by the White County Sheriff's Department, arrested 31-year-old Jeremy James C. Ballard of El Paso and 25-year-old Megan Melanie Meszaros of Beebe.
Troopers made a traffic stop on the vehicle Ballard and Meszaros were in on U.S. 67/167 near Beebe for careless and prohibited driving. During the traffic stop, troopers found approximately seven pounds of marijuana along with multiple ecstacy and hydrocodone pills.
Troopers then requested the White County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit to assist with the investigation. Ballard was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of ecstacy and taken to the White County Detention Center with a bond set at $50,000.
Meszaros was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) subsequent offence and taken to the White County Detention Center with a bond set at $5,000.00.