K-9 Finds Drugs In Jail Visitor’s Car

Posted on: 2:44 pm, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 09:30am, October 2, 2013


A woman was arrested Monday (Sept. 30) after deputies found marijuana in her car at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Bentonville, according to a news release from Sheriff Kelley Cradduck.

Samanthy Phillips was at the jail visiting her child’s father, who is in custody at the facility, according to the news release.

The discovery was mad by the Benton County Special Operations Unit while  performing routine “vehicle sniff” in the visitor’s parking lot. The unit’s K-9, Tigo, alerted Detective Matt Nading to the car, a 2012 Honda Accord.

Deputies escorted Phillips to her car to conduct a search and found 1/4 pound of marijuana in the vehicle. Phillips was placed under arrest, and the child was taken into custody by the state Department of Human Services. Phillips is being held in the Benton County Jail, awaiting a bond hearing, the news release states.


  • JR Gibbs says:

    Not sure why she is smiling in her mug shot? She is in the system and her baby has been removed by DHS. Good luck with all of that. I am not saying she is guilty of anything but it sure is not funny.

  • Mike Smith says:

    She is probably thinking cool now I am in jail too and I can be close to my man !!!

  • Mike Smith says:

    Oh I get it they wait till your inside and then do a search of your vehicle and totally get around all the obsicles of actually having to ask and getting permission for said search !!!

  • joshfernandez@houseofwebster.com says:

    she is a dumb a”’!!! put your child in danger that way!!! she needs to be in jail!

    • Bobby says:

      she got arrested again in Washington county for 3rd degree battery and failure to pay fines and cost.

  • Guy who knows her says:

    I expected nothing less. Lol

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