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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Steven Starr
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Spencer reports that he came in contact with Hannah Grace Baker, 25, homeless in Hot Springs on September 21st, 2020 at approximately 10:29am. She was one of 3 people hanging out in a park for over an hour.
Ms. Baker had part of a marijuana joint in her hand and was asked to put it out. Off. Spencer asked Ms. Baker if she had any other illegal items on her or in her purse. Ms. Baker said yes and pulled a small plastic bag out of her purse which contained a white crystal powder (approximately .6 grams). Ms. Baker was asked if the substance was meth and she confirmed it was. Ms. Baker also stated that she had syringes in an eye glass case. One syringe had blood and a liquid in it. Ms. Baker said it was meth from the day prior. Ms. Baker also stated that she had some marijuana in her purse but was not sure where.
The white powder in the plastic bag and the contents of the syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Ms. Baker was arrested and transported to the Garland County Jail for processing. She is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with bond initially set at $2,500.
While at the jail Ms. Baker was read her Miranda Rights. She was asked about the meth. Ms. Baker stated that she knew she shouldn’t have meth, but that she is addicted to it.
There was no other mention in this report about the marijuana that was in her possession.