Fayetteville Felon Found with Drug Assortment and Gun

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — A man found with various prescription pills and some meth was arrested in Fayetteville Saturday.

Jesse Groulx, 39, of Fayetteville was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia , according to a Fayetteville police report.

Police pulled over Groulx after discovering that the silver Hyundai Elantra he and a female passenger were traveling in had tags that returned to a brown pickup, according to the report.

An officer spoke to Groulx, who explained he purchased the vehicle two days prior and was on his way to get the previous owner’s signature on the title, which he handed to the officer. The title was not filled out, the report states.

The officer asked for Groulx’s insurance, but Groulx provided an insurance card for another vehicle, the report states.

“Mr. Groulx seemed very nervous,” the officer stated in the report.

A police dispatcher performed a background check on Groulx and found that he had previous arrests for possession of drugs and firearms and was a convicted felon, the report states.

The officer had Groulx step out of the vehicle and asked if he could check him for weapons. Groulx handed the officer a knife and prescription pill bottle with missing label, the report states.

The bottle contained several different prescription pills. Police searched the car and found syringes, one with an unknown clear substance inside, .8 grams of methamphetamine in a baggy and a cut straw with methamphetamine residue, the report states.

A revolver was also found hidden in the driver’s door panel, according to the report.

Groulx was booked into the Washington County Detention Center.

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