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06/15/2017

Possession W/Purpose

Possession with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Expired Vehicle Tags.

 

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 0230 hours, Deputy Brown observed a 2009 white Chevrolet Silverado bearing paper tags commit the traffic violation of Expired Tags, in violation of Arkansas code 27-14-304, and No Registration Plate Light, in violation of Arkansas code 27-36-215, in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas.

 

Deputy Brown activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on the above vehicle. he made contact with the driver of the vehicle and identified him as Brandon Hall.

 

Deputy Brown advised Brandon that the paper tags on the vehicle expired May 30, 2017. While speaking with Brandon Deputy Brown smelled a very strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Deputy Brown advised Brandon that he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and if there was anything illegal inside. Brandon stated he just got finished smoking marijuana and there was nothing else inside the vehicle. Brandon also advised that he did not need any trouble, that he was just released from prison not long ago and was on parole.

 

Deputy Brown opened the driver's side door to the vehicle and immediately noticed a digital scale commonly used for weighing narcotics sitting in the pocket of the driver's door. He noticed the scale had crystal like residue on the top believed to be methamphetamine. Beside the scale in the driver's door was a blue pouch with a zipper on it. he opened the pouch and located a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.

 

Brandon was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. Brown located a silver metal container with a screw on lid attached to the key chain, in the metal container he discovered a clear bag containing crystal rock like substance believed to be methamphetamine. In the same metal container, he also located a clear bag containing off white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine.

 

Brandon was transported to the HCDF where he was charged with Possession with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Expired Vehicle Tags. Brandon was turned over to the on-duty jail staff for processing.