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Meth In Her Bra During Traffic Stop; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Corporal May conducted a traffic stop Saturday around 1pm in the 100 Block of Oak Street. The report says that probable cause for the stop was expired vehicle tags as of March of 2019.

Cpl. May made contact with the driver of the maroon Mitsubishi Montero. Sarah Ashley Thorton, 27, of Autumn Street in Hot Springs allegedly appeared nervous and told him that her driver’s license was suspended. When asked what she had been arrested for in the past, Ms. Thorton allegedly claimed that she had a history of possession of methamphetamine.

Sarah Ashley Thorton, 27, of Autumn Street in Hot Springs- allegedly busted with dope on a traffic stop

Cpl. May had her to step out of the car and asked if she had anything she wasn’t supposed to have. She allegedly admitted to having meth.  Ms. Thornton, then, pulled a folded $1.00 bill out of her bra.  The folded bill allegedly contained approximately .2 grams of meth.

Ms. Thorton was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. She is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond set at $2,500.