Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Stockwell reports that he was on patrol in the area of Lowery Street Tuesday around 6PM when he found a white 2005 GMC Yukon being operated on public streets with no license plate. He turned on the blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
Off. Stockwell made contact with the driver, Codey James Slyter, 28, of Brumley Trail in Garland County. Mr. Slyter’s pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that he was on probation with a search waiver on file. Before Off. Stockwell was to search the vehicle, Probationer Slyter told him there were drugs next to him in the driver’s seat.
Off. Stockwell searched the car and found 3 empty hypodermic needles and a baggie cccontaining 1.5 grams of meth. Probationer Slyter was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. On the ride to the jail, Probationer Slyter continued to say that he messed up and that it’s hard to beat his addiction.
Probationer Slyter is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $5,000.