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Jacksonville traffic stop leads to drug arrests for 2

By Lisa Burnett

This article was published June 6, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Two passengers were arrested Thursday after they were found with drugs and firearms in a car that ran a stop sign, police said.

Officers stopped a Nissan driven by Laura Kelloms about 3:15 p.m. Thursday after she ran a stop sign and failed to use her turn signal, a Jacksonville Police Department report states.

Police asked Kelloms and her two passengers, Robert Mize, 42, of Jacksonville and Jordan Goff, 23, of North Little Rock to get out of the car so a dog could search the vehicle, according to the report.

Goff, appearing nervous, told officers that she had items in her purse that weren’t hers, the report states. Officers found two syringes, one with a clear liquid and one that appeared to be used, among other items, according to the report.

Officers found a live .45 caliber round in the ashtray and a hand-rolled blunt containing a “green leafy substance” in the backside of the front passenger seat, the report states.

In the car's trunk, officers found a gray metal safe. Goff told officers it didn't belong to her, but they found its key inside her bra, according to the report. Inside the safe was a plastic bag containing smaller plastic bags that held 6.91 ounces of a clear, crystalline substance; a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol; a scale; a wallet containing Mize’s identification and cash; among other items, police said.

Mize told officers that the safe and its contents were his and Kelloms and Goff knew nothing about it, the report states.

Mize and Goff were arrested, and Kelloms was issued a warning for running the stop sign, police said. Mize was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Goff was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.


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