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Last Sunday Night Hot Springs Police Officer West was on duty in a parking lot near the Crawford Drive/Higdon Ferry Road Intersection.
Officer West’s report states that a tan 1994 Toyota Carolla made a left turn into the parking lot of Colton’s Steakhouse from Higdon Ferry Road.
The Toyota continued through the parking making a left turn onto Crawford Street allegedly attempting to avoid the stoplight.
Officer West conducted a traffic stop at the Valero on Crawford and Central Avenue.
The officer made contact with the driver identified as Roy Daniel Wells, 20 of Hot Springs.
When the officer made contact with the driver he allegedly smelled what he recognized to be the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The officer asked Wells if he had a drivers license on him, Wells allegedly replied “No I don’t.”
Wells was also asked if he had insurance, Wells allegedly replied “No, I just bought the vehicle 2 months ago.”
The officer asked Wells when he last smoked marijuana, he allegedly replied “about an hour ago.”
The officer asked the Wells if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle, he allegedly replied “There is some in my back pack in the back.”
Wells was then detained and the officer had dispatch check him through the ACIC Computer.
Dispatch advised Officer West that the suspect had a valid warrant for arrest out of HSPD.
During the search of the suspect officer west found $315.00 in his pants pocket.
While searching the vehicle, Officer West located a brown Louis Vuitton backpack on the rear passenger side floor board.
Allegedly found inside the backpack were 3 clear plastic bags; each containing a green leafy substance.
The total weight of the alleged marijuana combined was 66.6g (2.39oz).
Officer West also allegedly located a black Glock 26 9mm handgun loaded with 31 bullets (THAT’S THIRTY ONE BULLETS). THIRTY ONE BULLETS WERE ALLEGEDLY LOADED INTO THIS GUN).
Officer West had dispatch check the serial number on the gun to see if it was stolen.
Dispatch advised that the gun was reported stolen through the Garland County Sheriff’s Department.
Roy Wells was charged with Felony Simultaneous Possessions Of Drugs And Firearms, Felony Possession Of A Schedule VI Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver, Felony Unauthorized Use Of Another Person’s Property To Facilitate A Crime, and Felony Theft By Receiving (Firearm). Bond amounts total $11,000.