All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Vanderburg alleges the following:
On 07/02/19 at approximately 0415 hours I, OFC Vanderburg, conducted a traffic stop on a maroon Ford Mustang for failing to come to a stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Cones Road and Malvern Avenue.
The passenger of the vehicle gave a name and Date of Birth that did not match. The driver of the vehicle had addressed the passenger as “Rhea”. She was later identified as Hildrew Rheanna Akins (known to go by Rhea and by Rheanna). Akins was discovered to have a valid Probation Violation Warrant (case # 26CR-17-486-1).
OFC Riley had arrived on scene to assist with the traffic stop and explained to Akins that her warrant was confirmed and she would be transported to the jail. He also explained that the Garland County Detention Center would do a more thorough search and asked if she had anything on her person. She replied “yes” and stated that it was in her groin area.
OFC Steed was asked to assist on scene and arrived. Akins was advised of her Miranda Rights and asked again what she was concealing and where. She stated “meth” and stated it was inside her shorts.
OFC Steed then searched Akins and discovered a small clear baggie containing 1.3g’s of a white crystalline substance known due to my experience to be Methamphetamine.
Akins was transported to the GCDC without incident.
Hildrew Rheanna Akins AKA Rhea or Rheanna, 23, of Hot Springs city streets is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Obstructing Governmental Operations, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, and Probation Violation with a total bond amount of $3,500.