Conway man arrested on drug charges during welfare check.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley and Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland
On June 29th, 2016, at approximately 4:00 AM, a deputy from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in Barrons Community Area of Van Buren County. The deputy reported coming in contact with a pickup truck parked on the shoulder of the road with a person sitting in it. The deputy reported stopping to do a welfare check on the person. After speaking with the individual, and receiving permission to search the vehicle, the deputy found a small amount of illegal drugs (methamphetamine) in the vehicle. 52 year old David Edward Baty of Conway was arrested at the location. Baty is currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office awaiting a first appearance.