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Story by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Sergeant L. Zaner was on patrol in the 4000 Block of Central Avenue Monday when she noticed a green Ford Expedition SUV parked behind the motel, in the dark and away from the motel rooms. The vehicle appeared to be occupied.
Sgt. Zaner approached the vehicle and introduced herself to Parolee Christopher Allen Ennis, 35, of 4th Street in Hot Springs, who was allegedly in the driver’s seat of the suspicious vehicle. He allegedly told Sgt. Zaner that he had a room around the corner, but was using a different hotel’s wi-fi signal for his internet device.
As a condition of release onto parole, sometimes a search waiver is issued. This parolee allegedly had a search waiver on file at the time of this contact.
Sgt. Zaner says that she saw several syringe caps laying around the inside of the vehicle within plain view. Inside a backpack behind the driver’s seat, she allegedly located a digital scale with alleged meth residue, a full package of syringes, more caps and 3 plastic baggies.
When quizzed, Parolee Ennis allegedly advised that he is not diabetic and has no medical condition that requires the use of a syringe.
Parolee Ennis was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount of $2,500.