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Wrong License Plate, Wanted Person, Meth Found; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Officer J. Smith was on patrol on Winona Street when he saw a gold Buick Lucerne driving around.  Off. Smith was able to determine that the vehicle’s license number allegedly came back to a maroon GMC Yukon.  He stopped the Buick at the intersection of Central Avenue and Oaklawn Avenue.

Lee Oliver Counts, 31 of Pleasant Street in Hot Springs – wanted person charged with Possession Of Meth during traffic stop

A routine Driver’s License check through the police computer revealed a valid Failure To Appear Warrant out of Hot Springs.  The driver, Lee Oliver Counts, 31 of Pleasant Street in Hot Springs, was arrested and the vehicle was searched.

While searching the car, officers allegedly discovered a small, plastic baggie in the passenger side door handle.  The baggie contained 1.1 grams of a white, crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Mr. Counts is charged with Failure To Appear, Felony Possession of A Controlled Substance and several traffic violations.