A Blytheville resident was taken into custody without incident following a routine traffic stop by Manila Police Officer Jason Mace in the early morning hours Wednesday. Officer Mace stopped the vehicle for speeding on Highway 18 Bypass in Manila. The vehicle was traveling 51 miles an hour in a 40 MPH speed zone.
According to Officer Mace, he immediately saw a Glock 9 mm pistol in plain view. Following a search, the driver had two more guns, six knives, and pills on his person. Also in his possession were Teflon ammunition, narcotics, and two ASP batons.
He was charged with speeding, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, simultaneously possession of firearms and controlled substance, and DWI 2nd drugs. He was turned over to Mississippi County Sheriff's Department for arraignment.
Manila Police Chief Jackie Hill said he was pleased with the good police work of Officer Mace.
"Officer Mace was aware of the surroundings and took care of it," Hill said.