K-9 Finds Drugs In Jail Visitor’s Car


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.

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