All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Larkin reports the following:
On 07/30/19 at approximately 2150 hours I, Off. Larkin 145, responded to Bull Bayou Road and Rockefeller Street in reference to a vehicle, found by National Park Officers, to have a stolen license plate out of our department. The plate was reported stolen between 07/10/19 and 07/24/19 from the area of Lakeland Drive. Upon arrival I made contact with Brandon Farris who stated that the car, a white Toyota Avalon, belonged to him and that (a close family member) put the license plate on the vehicle.
I asked constant to search his person and vehicle, to which Farris agrees to have his person be searched but not his vehicle. Farris’s person was searched and a wrecker was called to pick up the vehicle.
HSPD Off. Gates 117 completed the tow log and inventory of the vehicle. A clear glass pipe with black residue on the inside fo the pipe, along with a white residue on the inside of the stem that was believed to be Methamphetamine, was found in the driver’s side door. Farris was arrested for Theft By Receiving and Drug Paraphernalia-Meth. Farris was handcuffed (checked for fit and double locked) and transported to Garland County Detention Center for processing.
At the jail I gave Farris a HSPD Statement of Rights. Farris was read aloud those rights and signed that he understood them and wished to talk to me. Farris stated that he had been using meth for 8 years and that he only smoked it. Farris stated that both he and (a close family member) use the pipe to smoke meth out of it.
Mr. Farris is charged with Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft By Receiving with a bond amount totaling $3,500.