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Parolee Allegedly Found Driving Stolen Truck With Dope; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Officer Wes Smith reports the following:

On 07/19/19 at approximately 0233 hours I, Off. Wes Smith, ran an Arkansas license plate which was displayed on a silver Dodge Ram.  Dispatch advised that the plate returns to a silver 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 reported stolen out of Garland County Sheriff’s Department.  I conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  I made contact with the driver/suspect, Justin Chambers, who was detained.

Parolee Justin Scott Chambers, 34, of Albert Pike Road in Garland County – Allegedly found driving a stolen truck that contained meth.

Dispatch advised that the vehicle was confirmed stolen with a value of $10,000.  Upon a search incident to arrest, a bag with white shorts was located in the tool box of the vehicle.  Located in the left front pocket of the shorts contained a plastic bag with a crystalline substance.

While at the jail the white crystalline substance field tested positive for the presumptive identification of methamphetamine.  The methamphetamine and baggie weighed a total of 1.3 grams.

Mr. Chambers was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Theft By Receiving and Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond amount totaling $6,000 and a parole hold placed.