According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell an out of state couple was arrested on January 16 after a vehicle was seen traveling on the wrong side road of Hwy. 65 near Stiles Metal. According to Cassell, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger made the stop on the vehicle driven by 30 year old Stephanie Cain of Independence, Missouri and her passenger, 32 year old Daniel Roberto Villalobos of Pleasant Valley, Missouri.
When Baysinger approached the vehicle and asked Cane for her license and information, she stated she did not have her license in the car, but told him her name was Bobbi Jo Gumm and gave a date of birth. However, when the information was checked through the computer it came back without a match. While talking with her, he noticed her eyes were very blood shot and she was acting very nervous. She did give consent for officers to search the vehicle.
Marshall K9 Officer Sam Holliman arrived on the scene to assist Baysinger with the search. During the search, Holliman found an ID belonging to the driver. When they ran the name through the computer, they learned she was Stephanie Cain wanted by the U.S. Marshals, who told Searcy County they wanted her taken into custody. Baysinger then placed Cain under arrest.
While searching the vehicle, law enforcement located a broken glass pipe under Villalobos' seat similar to those used for smoking meth. After the pipe tested positive for meth, Villalobos was placed under arrest.
During a more thorough search of the vehicle, law enforcement located pills and shards of a crystal-like substance which resembled meth were found near Cain in the back of the patrol unit where she was being held. When tested, it also tested positive for meth. When removed from the back of the car, Baysinger found more shards where Cain had been sitting.
When he removed Cain from the patrol unit, she became sick and began shaking and attempting to vomit. After admitting she had ingested some of the substance, Baysinger called for an ambulance.
Baysinger made Villalobos aware of the situation and he told Baysinger that Cain had a pipe for smoking meth lodged in her body. When Baysinger made EMTs aware of the situation they removed the pipe while on the scene and transported Cain to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) for further evaluation. While at NARMC, two sacks of meth were removed from Cain's body.
Cain was charged with possession of meth or cocaine, 10 GM but less than 200GM, Class C felony; felony possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a scheduled IV or V narcotic, Class A misdemeanor; obstructing governmental operations, Class A misdemeanor; and tampering with physical evidence, Class B felony.
Villalobos is currently being held in the Searcy County Detention Center on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class D felony and possession of a control substance scheduled IV, V, Class A misdemeanor.
Villalobos' bond was set at $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in Searcy County Circuit Court on February 14 to answer the charges filed against him.