Nathan VanDerAa, 33, of Star City, was arrested in Monterey on Friday, June 3rd, on suspicion of Possession of Methamphetamine.
An officer from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department reportedly saw VanDerAa pass by him and noted that he was speeding on 700 North in the area of 450 East. As the officer was turning around to follow VanDerAa, the officer allegedly saw VanDerAa’s left hand reach out of the driver’s window and let go of a bright white bag. The officer retrieved the bag and it contained a white powdery substance that later field-tested to be positive for methamphetamine.
The officer caught up to VanDerAa’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. When backup arrived, VanDerAa was taken into custody and arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Child Protective Services was called to the scene and his vehicle was impounded.