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Wanted Man Allegedly Drops Dope During Traffic Stop; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police Officer 1st Class Mark Wilson reports the following:

On 08/11/19 I, OFC Mark Wilson #183, was traveling east on Vineyard Street approaching Central Avenue when I observed a grey 2000 Hyundai Sonata waiting at the stop sign to turn south onto Central Avenue.

As I was approaching the Hyundai it attempted to turn south into the inside lane of Central Avenue and nearly struck a vehicle traveling in the southbound inside lane.

The Hyundai then traveled south, got into the turning lane and turned left into the parking lot of 2705 Central Avenue, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming.  I caught up to the vehicle as it was turning into the parking lot and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating my emergency lights.

The Hyundai traveled east into the parking lot approximately 6 car lengths and then turned north into a parking space between a red SUV, which was on the drivers side of the Hyundai, and another vehicle.  The Hyundai then continued traveling north through the parking spaces into the next traffic aisle and turned westward.

The Hyundai then attempted to turn south into a parking space on the opposite side of the red SUV.  The Hyundai could not initially make the turn and had to back up before pulling into the parking space.

As the Hyundai was pulling into the parking space I exited my patrol unit on the opposite side of the red SUV, began approaching the vehicle’s location and heard something hit the ground.  I then observed an open card board box laying on the ground under the open drivers door window of the Hyundai.

Upon contact with the driver, William Bostick, I observed that he was extremely nervous and his hands were shaking.

William Edward Bostick, Jr., 38, of James Street in Newport, AR – allegedly dropped a baggie of meth at a traffic stop.

Bostick advised that he had just purchased the vehicle, he had no insurance and the license plate did not belong on the vehicle.  An ACIC check of Bostick returned with a valid warrant out of Montgomery County.  I had Bostick exit the vehicle and he was taken into custody, handcuffs double locked and checked for fit, without incident.

After taking Bostick into custody I observed a clear plastic baggie containing a white crystal like substance laying on the ground approximately 6 inches under the vehicle.  The plastic baggie was in the same area the card board box was observed.  The white crystal like substance field tested positive for the presumptive identification of methamphetamine.  Bostick was then transported to the Garland County Detention Center.

Bostick was read his Miranda Rights, which he signed and verbally stated he understood.  Bostick stated that the clear plastic baggie was not his.  The white crystal substance had a weight of 4.5 grams.  Bostick was issued traffic citation #375671 for no liability insurance, driving on a suspended drivers license and given a verbal warning for failure to yield and fictitious tags.

Mr. Bostick is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond amount of $3,500.