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Bicycle Crash; Meth Bust..Wanted Person..Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police Officer Stone observed a person known to him laying next to a wrecked bicycle on Pleasant Street at Silver Street last Friday Night.

Randy Joe Blair, 56 of Hot Springs – possibly, allegedly crashed his bike with meth in his pocket

Off. Stone got out to assist .  Mr. Blair had a cut above his eye.  Off. Stone called LifeNet to assist.  Prior to Mr. Blair getting into the ambulance, he was frisk searched for weapons.  Off. Stone located an item that he thought could be a weapon.  He asked Mr. Blair what the item was and he allegedly began to pull away from the search.  Off. Stone removed the item, a long, orange, glass pipe that he recognized as commonly being associated for use as a “meth pipe”.  He removed it from the pocket.

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The frisk continued and a red Corps of Engineers container which contained 1.4 grams of what later tested positive for methamphetamine.  A computer check of Mr. Blair revealed 2 Failure To Appear Warrants of Arrest out of Hot Springs and Garland County.

LifeNet transported Mr. Blair to the hospital.  Upon being released from the hospital, he was arrested and transported by HSPD to the Garland County Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure To Appear x2 with a bond amount of $3,500.