Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports that on Saturday June 24, 2017, around 3:00 P.M. an Arkansas State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a Red Ford F-150 pickup truck from Texas. The stop occurred on highway 67 west of Corning. The trooper made contact with the driver, Curt Ritchie and a passenger Cathy Summers. After running both of the subjects through ACIC, the trooper learned that Ms. Summers had a Felony Arrest Warrant out of Texas and the driver had a suspended DL. Both were then placed into custody.
The trooper then asked for assistance from the Clay County Sheriff's Department. After the subjects were secured, the trooper began an inventory search of the truck. During the search the trooper located 23.4 pounds of Marijuana. Both subjects were then taken to the Clay County Detention Center and are being held awaiting a Probable Cause hearing. Both subjects were traveling from Texas heading North.