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Maumelle man arrested in Independence County after authorities find meth, hypodermic needles, more in vehicle

Running a flashing red light early Monday morning, Aug 20, led to a Maumelle, Ark., man being charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors in Independence County.

Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Bailey witnessed a Dodge Dakota pickup truck not stopping at the flashing red light. Bailey got in behind the pickup and pulled it over. The driver was 38-year-old Charles A. Woolard.

At first, Woolard gave officer Bailey a fictitious name, James Roy, with his correct birth date. Checking through law enforcement’s many avenues of identification, it was determined the man was Chad A. Woolard, and he had a warrant for his arrest with the Arkansas Board of Parole. He also had warrants out of Hot Springs, Ark.

Woolard was placed into custody, and a body check found a baggie of what tested positive as methamphetamine. A sizable amount of money was also found in Woolard’s possession — over $700 on his person.

Meanwhile, in his vehicle, were found two digital scales with residue, glass smoking devices, eight hypodermic needles, and over $500 in cash.

Charges being faced by Woolard include: driving on a suspended driver’s license; running a flashing red light; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; furnishing prohibited articles; and obstructing governmental operations — three felonies and three misdemeanors.

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