Sevier County Deputy Chet Stubbs and Sgt. Greg Davignon were presenting a Drug Education program during the Arbor Day program for 5th graders at Herman Dierks Park in De Queen Thursday, May 10th, when a female subject pulled up. The officers noticed that she was smoking with two teenagers in the vehicle and seat belts were not in use. When asked for her driver’s license, Misty McKenzie of Little Rock stated that it had been suspended. Probable Cause was developed and a search of the vehicle revealed a syringe loaded with methamphetamine.
While the search was being conducted, a male subject approached the vehicle and asked what was going on. Sgt. Davignon noticed that the subject, Nathaniel Wright of Benton, had a hunting knife on his hip and asked if he was carrying any other weapons. He admitted that he also had a handgun concealed on his person, but did not have a concealed weapons permit. Probable Cause was developed to search his motorcycle. Items discovered included 2 bags of methamphetamine, scales, a glass smoking pipe, several spoons, 20 syringes-including some used ones, a stun gun, and other drug paraphernalia.
Both Misty McKenzie and Nathaniel Wright are currently guests at the Sevier County Jail. McKenzie’s two children were released to a family member.