A routine traffic stop by an Izard County deputy led to the arrest of a Calico Rock man Oct. 12.
Jesse C. "J.J." Carroll, 24, is awaiting formal felony charges after being caught in possession of drugs, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.
Izard County Deputy Jason Jordan initiated the stop because of a defect with Carroll's vehicle, Lawrence said.
After realizing Carroll was in a drug induced state, Jordan transported him to the Izard County Detention Center where he tested positive for methamphetamine, Lawrence said.
Carroll, who has a history of drug arrests and meth abuse, was released from authorities after posting a $2,465 bond.
During an unrelated matter Oct. 10, Deputy Jordan again located meth while on a traffic stop.
David R. Elliot, 20, of Viola was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after testing positive for drugs.
He posted $1,230 and was released from authorities.
Harold Wayne Craig, 71, of Viola was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, assault on a household member and resisting arrest Oct. 9.
Lawrence said his department had received numerous calls about Craig's abusiveness toward his 93-year-old mother. "(This) department has a low tolerance level for all forms of abuse, especially when the victims are children or the elderly," he said.
Craig was also charged with a felon in possession of firearms after authorities took 15 individual weapons from his residence, Lawrence said.