A Conway man was arrested Thursday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of over a pound of marijuana and $2,000 in cash.

Kenneth D. Lowery, 21, of 1725 Brittany Circle, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and fleeing following the stop.

According to the report, Conway police initiated the traffic stop after observing a white Mercury Grand Marquis make a left turn onto Spencer Street without signaling. When the officer made contact with the driver, Lowery, he “noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The officer noted that Lowery “appeared to be very nervous” while handing over his driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Officers asked Lowery and two passengers to step out of the vehicle. While the officer was searching one of the passengers, Lowery ran from the scene. A second officer pursued Lowery and was able to aprehend the suspect in a parking lot near Harkrider and Markham streets.

While searching the vehicle, officers located a backpack containing over a pound of marijuana.

Officers also found $2,060 in cash on Lowery’s person. He confessed to owning the marijuana and told officers that the passengers did not know it was in the vehicle. Officers found several text messages on Lowery’s phone “indicating that he has purchased narcotics and sold narcotics to various people.”

The passengers of the vehicle were transported to the Conway Police Department and later released.

Lowery was transported to the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit II and jailed for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, fleeing 3rd and no turn signal. His bond was set at $5,395.

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