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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty ion court.
Hot Springs Police Officers Ward and Plummer were on patrol in the area of Grand Avenue when they allegedly noticed a parked and occupied vehicle in the Red Carpet Inn Parking Lot. This area is watched for drug activity and loitering at dark. The officers went over to check situation.
The officers made contact with driver Kyle Edmond Tobin, 28, of Owl Creek Road in Garland County, and Amanda Faye Gaston, 30, of parts unknown. Both occupants allegedly appeared to have been sleeping, disoriented and began moving around inside the vehicle.
Mr. Tobin allegedly explained that they were waiting to get a room and fell asleep. Mr. Tobin allegedly consented to a search of his person and vehicle.
Both of the occupant’s pertinents were run through the police computer. Both came back as wanted locally. Both were promptly arrested.
Officers allegedly found the following inside the vehicle: 1 syringe loaded with approximately .5 gram meth, 3 used syringes, digital scale, spoon with residue, 1 baggie with white residue, 1 baggie with 1.4 grams meth and some marijuana residue in a bag.
Mr. Tobin allegedly stated that he had injected meth within the last 2 days. He also allegedly stated that all the drug related items were his and and when asked about the amount of drugs present in the vehicle, he allegedly replied “about a gram”.
Both suspects were transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Tobin is charged with Felony Possession With Intent To Deliver Meth and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount totaling $21,000.
Ms. Gaston is charged with Failure To Appear with no bond available.