Shirley woman arrested on drug charges in Clinton.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On 06/19/2012 34 year old Shawna Lee Carter of Shirley, AR was arrested for illegal drugs after a K-9 alert and an illegal drug was found in the vehicle. Carter, a truck driver, was noticed to be acting strange by her employer. Deputy David Hess of the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office and Clinton City Police Officer Jay Murdock were dispatched to the business. Hess reported Carter was very nervous acting and could not sit still. Carter gave officers consent to search the vehicle. Murdock’s K-9 alerted on the console of the vehicle. After a brief search Murdock found a plastic bag containing a substance he believed to be methamphetamine. Carter was charged on Felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and later bonded on the charges.