Decatur police seize car used in drug case
DECATUR — Brynton Newton, 26, of Westville, Okla., was arrested by Decatur police in the predawn hours of Feb. 26 in connection with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Decatur police reports.
According to police reports, Sgt. Ty Eggebrecht with the Decatur Police Department saw a 2009 Dodge Charger parked in a no-parking zone near the Simmons Processing plant in Decatur about 4 a.m. on Feb. 26 and, when he approached the car, it appeared to be unoccupied. Eggebrecht parked behind the car and waited for the driver to return. A short time later the car’s brake lights came on and Eggebrecht turned on his overhead lights to make a traffic stop.
Eggebrecht found Newton had warrants out of Siloam Springs and placed him under arrest.
In the car, Eggebrecht found eight ounces of marijuana, a metal grinder, a glass smoking device and a hypodermic needle which field tested positive for methamphetamines, according to police reports.
Newton was transported to Benton County Detention Center. The Dodge Charger was seized and may be forfeited in the case. Newton’s cell phone was also seized as evidence.