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Mississippi woman arrested during traffic stop for trafficking fentanyl


RUSSELLVILLE — On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, an ASP Trooper made a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 near the 86-mile marker, seizing approximately half a pound of counterfeit hydrocodone pills containing fentanyl from the center console of the vehicle.
“Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous substance that has led to a significant increase in overdose-related deaths across this country,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “Our Troopers will continue to fight to keep this deadly substance out of our communities and uphold our primary duty to keep Arkansans safe.”
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Jasmine Charmaine Petty, 31, of Pittsboro, Mississippi, was taken into custody after a Trooper stopped her vehicle for speeding and continuously driving in the left lane. She was booked into the Pope County Detention Center on felony charges for Trafficking a Controlled Substance.