Javis Curlee appeared via video Thursday and entered not-guilty pleas to crimes similar to those he entered pleas to following a Sept. 5 arrest.
Curlee, 28, entered not guilty pleas Thursday to charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and no insurance.
On Wednesday, Mountain Home police officer Rodney Wiggins allegedly spotted Curlee driving a car. Knowing Curlee’s license was suspended, Wiggins pulled him over.
Wiggins had Curlee step out of the car. When Curlee did so, he reportedly dropped several items from his pocket. Curlee allegedly attempted to hide a plastic baggie he dropped by placing his foot over the bag.
When Wiggins picked up the bag, he reportedly discovered it contained a white substance that tested positive for meth.
On Sept. 5, Curlee was released from the Baxter County jail after posting a $3,000 bond on charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and no insurance.
In that case, it was Wiggins once again who arrested Curlee. In that case, Curlee allegedly hid his face as he drove by Wiggins, who then followed him and found Curlee parked nearby.
Recognizing Curlee and knowing his license was suspended, Wiggins arrested Curlee. When he searched Curlee, Wiggins reported finding a small plastic bag containing meth.
In court on Thursday, Curlee asked the judge to lower his $25,000 bond. Curlee told the court he would no longer drive. Baxter County Circuit Court Judge Gordon Webb told Curlee he had credibility issues.
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