Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
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Hot Springs Police Officer Gibson reports that he was on patrol in the Crescent Avenue area when he spotted a vehicle traveling with no headlights around midnight on March 31, 2021. Off. Gibson turned on the blue lights and set out to conduct a traffic stop on the 2015 black Hyundai Accent.
When the vehicle came to a stop, the female passenger got out and sashayed on down the road. Off. Gibson got on the radio and told his associates what was happening. Officers headed that way to locate the lady and bring her back to the situation.
Officers Moore and Albright found the traveler down around Lafayette Street. Before making contact, they watched her throw a small plastic bag into the forest. They collected the bag of marijuana (approximately 17 grams) and then made contact with her.
Cynthia Deann Brown, 47, of Mountain Valley Street in Hot Springs, was arrested and searched. Officers found approximately 1.3 grams of meth and a meth pipe on her. They checked her pertinents through the police computer. The check revealed that she had 2 Felony Failure To Appear Warrants out of Garland County that needed to be served. Officers searched the purse she was carrying and found 6.8 grams of meth in there.
Meanwhile, back at the traffic stop, Off. Gibson and his back-up officer watched as the driver dug around the car for the correct paperwork for the car. As he was digging, he knocked over a bag that revealed a ziplock bag containing approximately 27.9 grams of meth. The driver was detained.
The driver’s pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended. Before the tow truck arrived, the Hyundai was searched. Officers found a purse that contained 2 needles.
Ms. Brown was Mirandized and then was asked who didd the drugs/drug gear belong to. She claimed all of it. The driver was not mentioned again in the police report.
Ms. Brown was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. She is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver x2 and Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $15,000, but was being held on the 2 Felony Failure To Appear Warrants.