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Dope Allegedly Found In Woman’s Pelvic Area During Traffic Stop; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Report posted by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman

Hot Springs Police Officer C. Howerton reports the following:

On 09/10/19 at approximately 0245 hours, I Officer C. Howerton #182, conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 black Nissan Maxima, displaying an expired license plate in the 200 block of Oaklawn Street.

The driver of the vehicle was driving on a suspended license with no insurance and a fictitious license plate sticker.  The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and the front seat passenger, Kayla Cagle, was asked to exit the vehicle for the search.

Kayla Lacey Cagle, 28, of Holly Oak Road in Garland County – allegedly found with dope in her pelvic area and syringes and pipes in her purse.

In the front seat of the vehicle was Cagle’s purse, which contained a green eyeglass case containing two glass pipes and a cut off straw, commonly used for the ingestion of methamphetamine.  A capped unloaded syringe and capped loaded syringe containing 20 units of a clear liquid were also found in Cagle’s purse, along with a small plastic baggie containing a crystalline substance.  Cagle was placed under arrest and while being searched incident to arrest, Cagle stated she had “something” in her private area.  While searching Cagle, a cigarette box with a plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance was located in her pelvic area.

The contents of the plastic baggies were later field tested and showed a positive reaction for the presumptive identification of methamphetamine. The contents of the baggies were weighed and the one in the cigarette box weighed 4.5 grams, while the smaller baggie weighed .5 grams, for a total of 5 grams.

Cagle was transported to the Garland County Detention Center and after being read her rights, stated the two baggies and the loaded syringe all contained methamphetamine.  She also stated that the glass pipes, straw and unloaded syringe belonged to her.

Cagle was charged with Felony Possession Of A Schedule II Controlled Substance and Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (x5), with a bond amount totaling $16,000.