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Royal woman arrested on felony DWI, drug charges


A report of suspicious activity resulted in the arrest of a Royal woman for felony driving while intoxicate­d, drugs, fourth offense, and drug charges late Sunday.

Stacy Renee White, 50, who lists a North Moore Road address, was taken into custody shortly before 10:30 p.m. and charged with possession of a controlled substance, meth, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, DWI, fourth offense, and possession of drug parapherna­lia, each punishable by up to six years, and a misdemeano­r count of refusal to submit to a chemical test.

White remained in custody Monday in lieu of an $8,500 bond and is set to appear on March 27 in Garland County District Court, although she will likely be arraigned before then. According to court records, she was convicted of misdemeano­r possession of drug parapherna­lia in Garland County on Aug. 11, 2021, and sentenced to one year of supervised probation. She was arrested in Conway on Oct. 26, 2022, for felony criminal mischief and is set to stand trial on March 29.

According to the probable cause affidavit, shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Garland County sheriff’s Deputy Charles DeLaHunt was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Rustic Ridge Road regarding an unknown car in the driveway “with a spotlight looking around.”

He arrived and located the vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Altima, and made contact with the driver, identified as White, who stated she was lost and “did not know where she was.” The deputy reportedly noted White’s speech was slurred, she was unsteady on her feet and “had a hard time following questions and seemed confused.”

DeLaHunt suspected White was under the influence of drugs and conducted one field sobriety test that showed indication­s of impairment. Sheriff’s Cpl. Matthew Cogburn arrived to assist and asked White if she “had taken anything” and she allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier.

When asked how she ended up there, White reportedly stated she was trying to get to her address on North Moore Road and “ended up here somehow. The next thing I know I was eating cereal out of a box and all these people showed up.”

Cogburn then administer­ed three field sobriety tests that White allegedly failed, so she was taken into custody. In searching her vehicle prior to towing, deputies allegedly located two plastic bags with a total of 2.9 grams of what later tested positive for meth and two glass meth pipes.

Once at the detention center, White submitted to a breath test which showed her blood alcohol content was 0.0%. She initially said she would agree to a urine test, but after being read her rights she refused to give it.

The affidavit notes White was last convicted of DWI, third offense, in Garland County on May 2019. Cogburn, a drug recognitio­n expert, conducted some tests with her and reportedly determined she was impaired “on a CNS depressant and unable to operate a vehicle safely.”

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