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Hot Springs Police Officer Sampson was on patrol in the area of Malvern Avenue near Crescent Street last week when he had the opportunity to check a license plate on a vehicle in traffic.
The license plate number allegedly came back to the description of an entirely different vehicle. Off. Sampson stopped the white Dodge pick-up truck. He made contact with the driver, Garrett Lee Hepburn, 39 of Chambers Place in Hot Springs. A police computer check revealed 3 Failure To Appear Arrest Warrants on Mr. Hepburn.
Mr. Hepburn was arrested and the truck was inventoried by back-up officer HSPD Corporal May. Cpl. May allegedly located approximately 2 grams of meth and a glass smoking pipe inside the vehicle.
Mr. Hepburn was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with at least 2 counts of Failure To Appear, Felony Possession Of Meth and Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount totaling $5,000.