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Guy Slips The Police….For A Minute..Meth Bust; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Officer Ward reports that he was on patrol in the area of Lacey Street when he found a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder driving around with the wrong license plate being displayed.  He went to pull behind the Nissan and the driver of the Nissan suddenly turned into a parking lot without signaling, went out the back side and punched it on down a side street.  Officer Ward lost sight of the vehicle.  He put the description of the suspect vehicle out over the radio to other officers in the area.

A few minutes later on Prospect Avenue, officers located the vehicle traveling through the area.  they conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle.  Officer Ward made contact with the suspect, who said that he didn’t have a driver’s license.  He provided the name Randy Hans Zwetz, 39, of Park Avenue in Hot Springs.  The suspects pertinents were checked through the police computer.  The check revealed that Mr. Zwetz had a suspended driver’s license, and 2 outstanding arrest warrants charging Failure To Comply and Failure To Appear.  Off. Ward noted in the report that Mr. Zwetz was acting nervous, he was sweating profusely and kicking a green container on the floorboard.  Mr. Zwetz was arrested.

Randy Hans Zwetz, 39, of Park Avenue in Hot Springs – Allegedly driving around town quickly with meth and the wrong license plate.

A white crystal like rock was found in the seat when Mr. Zwetz stood up and 2 crystal like shards were found in the floorboard of the Nissan.  The green container was checked and crystal like residue was found.  The crystal substance tested positive for .3 gram meth.

Mr. Zwetz was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He said that he last used meth a week ago and doesn’t know anything about the green container or the meth that was found in the car he was driving.

Mr. Zwetz is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with bond set at $2,500.