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Allegedly: Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Dope Dealer Charges; 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 Howerton reports that she was dispatched to the area of Rachelwood Court around midnight last Thursday to investigate the complaint of a suspicious silver Chevrolet Malibu that had parked at the dead end of Annelise Place and turned off the lights.  Off. Howerton found the suspect vehicle as it was leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop on it at Timbercrest Lane just off Central Avenue.

Back up officers joined the traffic stop.  They smelled the odor of marijuana through the open windows as they approached the suspect vehicle.  3 people were in the vehicle including the driver, Brendon Taylor Newell, 22, of West Sunlite Trail in Garland County.  All occupants were asked if they had any marijuana.  They all stated that they did not and this wasn’t their car.

All occupants were removed from the car, searched and detained.  Mr. Newell told HSPD Officer Gates that the marijuana was in a canister on the floorboard.  While searching the vehicle, Off. Gates found the canister.  Inside the canister, he also found: a baggie containing 7.8 grams of marijuana, 6 hydrocodone pills, 1 alprazolam pill, 1 viagara pill, and a digital scale.  Mr. Newell said that all the items belonged to him.  Another baggie containing 4.8 grams of marijuana was found in the center console.  The officers asked Mr. Newell for a marijuana card and a prescription for the pills.  He said he had neither.

Brendon Taylor Newell, 22, of West Sunlite Trail in Garland County – allegedly caught some dope dealer charges following a traffic stop.

Mr. Newell was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver x2, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver with an initial bond amount totaling $11,000.