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Alleged: Probationer With Meth During Traffic Stop; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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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 Officer Sampson reports that he was on patrol in the area of Spring Street on East Grand last night around 10PM when he found a black Chevrolet S-10 driving around with tags that had expired last November.

Probationer Tyler Bailey 26, of Casey Street in Garland County – allegedly in possession of meth while on probation.

Off. Sampson turned on the blue lights and made the traffic stop.  He went to the driver’s door and made contact with the driver, Tyler Bailey, 26, of Casey Street in Garland County.  Mr. Bailey’s pertinents were checked through the police computer.  The check revealed that he was on probation with a search waiver on file.

Probationer Bailey was asked to step from the vehicle.  He did and the search began.  Off. Sampson saw a clear plastic baggie containing a white, crystal like substance in the middle seat.  The substance was field tested and showed positive results for meth (.4 grams).

Off. Sampson arrested Probationer Bailey.  He was then transported and booked into the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  Probationer Bailey is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with bond set at $2,500.