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Traffic Stop On Main Street Leads To Dope Bust; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Officer Davis conducted a traffic stop Sunday around 11PM on Main Street.  The report says that probable cause for the stop was a brake light violation.

Off. Davis made contact with the driver of the black BMW vehicle, Anthony Ray Blocker Jr., 26, homeless in Hot Springs.  He allegedly appeared to be very nervous and was making evasive maneuvers.  Off. Davis allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the BMW.  He had Mr. Blocker exit the vehicle and detained him for investigation purposes.

Anthony Ray Blocker Jr., 26, homeless in Hot Springs – allegedly busted with dope on a traffic stop.

While searching the BMW, officers allegedly discovered a blue duffle bag.  The bag contained an unspecified amount of meth inside a pill bottle and Mr. Blocker’s birth certificate.  Officers also allegedly located a marijuana grinder with marijuana residue in the same duffel bag.

Mr. Blocker was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating A Vehicle With No Driver’s License and Defective Brake Light with a bond amount totaling $3,500.