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Allegedly: Loose Panel Leads To Meth Bust; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer McLean reports that he was on patrol in the area of Tirelli Street yesterday around 1AM when he found a vehicle driving on public roads with expired temporary tags.  Off. McLean turned on the blue lights and stopped the car.

Contact was made with the driver, Michael Ray Brown, 28, of Pleasant Valley Street in Hot Springs.  During the course of the contact, Off. McLean asked for permission to search the vehicle.  Permission was given and the vehicle was searched.

Michael Ray Brown, 28, of Pleasant Valley Street in Hot Springs – allegedly driving around with meth hidden behind the interior paneling in his vehicle.

Off. McLean found that an interior trim piece was loose.  He looked behind the panel and found a small blue container.  Inside the container was .3 gram meth and a Clonazepam pill.

Mr. Brown was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth and Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond amount totaling $3,500.

Travis J. Keenom, 27, of parts unknown, was an occupant in the car at the time of the stop.  He was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Pulaski County and held for them on zero bond.

Travis J. Keenom, 27, of parts unknown – arrested on an outstanding warrant.