Posted by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Steven Starr
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Plummer conducted a license plate check on a vehicle traveling on Central Avenue on July 31st, 2020 at approximately 2:18am. The vehicle’s registration showed to be expired on 12/2019, but it was displaying a license plate sticker with an expiration date of 12/2020. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer identified the driver as Jeremy Monroe Graves, 32 of Hamburg. Mr. Graves was on probation at the time with an active search waiver on file.
Off. Plummer found that the license plate sticker was registered to a person in Little Rock. When questioned about the sticker, Mr. Graves was unable to give the officer any information on the owner or an explanation about the sticker.
With a search waiver on file and the fictitious license plate sticker, Off. Plummer asked Mr. Graves to step out of the vehicle in order to conduct a search. During the search of the vehicle, officers located a dollar bill attached to the sun visor which was folded in a manner in which to store something. A white crystal substance was located inside the folded dollar. That crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine (.1 gram). A set of digital scales was also located in the vehicle.
Mr. Graves was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center. At the jail, Mr. Graves was read his Miranda Rights and admitted that the substance found in the vehicle was methamphetamine.
Mr. Graves is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and issued a traffic citation with a bond amount totaling $5,000.