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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officers Baker and Vanderburg report that they conducted a traffic stop around 11PM on February 2, 2019, inside the city limits.
The officers made contact with the driver, Justin Kyle Thomas, 35, of Grimmett Loop in Fountain Lake and detected the odor of marijuana. Mr. Thomas exited the vehicle and a search of the gold GMC Yukon was conducted. During the search, officers located .1 gram of an unknown yellow powder.
Officers tested the powder for heroin. The result was negative. Officers confiscated the powder and said that it would be sent to the AR State Crime Lab for testing. Mr. Thomas said that if it was going to the lab, he would go ahead and tell them what it is. He then said that the powder was DMT, an hallucinogen. Officers told him that it was going to the lab and if it turned out to be a controlled substance, that an arrest warrant would be obtained and entered into the police computer.
On August 5, 2019, HSPD Detective Anaya received the results of the powder from the crime lab. The powder was “N, N-dimethyltryptamine, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Crow was in the area of the 1100 Block of South Moore Road when he found Mr. Thomas and served the arrest warrant. Mr. Thomas was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Thomas is charged with Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a $2,500 bond.