Report posted by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Moore reports the following:
On 08/30/19 at approximately 0143 hours I, Off. Moore 116 observed a white male on a bicycle with no light on the front traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of travel on Albert Pike Road.
I stopped the bicyclist in front of The Wagon Wheel, 816 Albert Pike Road. I identified the male on the bike as William Lee.
I informed Lee of the reason I stopped him. Lee was carrying a green backpack on his back at the time. I asked Lee if I could search the backpack to which Lee agreed.
Lee then proceeded to empty the contents of the bag onto the ground. While emptying the bag Lee advised me that he did have some marijuana inside of the bag.
While searching the items inside the bag I observed a clear plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana. A black metal box was inside the backpack as well that also contained what appeared to be marijuana and some burnt marijuana cigarettes. I also observed a capped syringe that was inside the bag.
A black can that appeared to be a soda can was found inside of the backpack. A closer look at the can revealed it was in fact a dummy can that had a removable lid with a pill like bottle that had a screw off lid inside. Lee advised that he had just found the can on the ground and picked it up.
Inside the can I found a broken glass pipe with what appeared to be marijuana residue inside of it. I also found a small silver container with a screw off lid inside the black can. Once I opened the small silver container I observed a small clear plastic bag with a white crystal like substance inside the bag. The white crystal like substance was field tested and tested positive for the presumptive identification of methamphetamine.
Lee was then placed into custody. A search of Lee incident to arrest was performed and a second capped syringe was found in the right pant pocket of Lee’s pants.
The white crystal like substance was weighed at the Garland County Detention Center and had a total weight of 0.7 grams.
The marijuana was combined into one bag and was weighed at the GCDC with a total weight of 10.8 grams.
Lee was also given a citation fro not having a light on the front of his bicycle.
Mr. Lee is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, with a bond amount totaling $9,500.