All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Corporal Langley and Officer J. Ugartechea report the following:
On 07/19/19 at approximately 2350 hours, Cpl. Patrick Langley was patrolling in the 400 block of Central Avenue when he observed a white, 2 door Pontiac Solstice convertible coupe traveling northbound along Central Ave./AR-7 with a push lawnmower improperly perched on top of the vehicle’s trunk (not strapped down). A traffic stop was conducted and both the driver, Welford Dylan West, and the passenger, Chad Cameron Jones, were checked via ACIC.
West was noted to have a valid Parole Absconder warrant (#19007382) and he was placed into custody. West was noted to have a tan backpack in his possession. It was noted that West had a valid search waiver on file and during a search incident to arrest, 5 hypodermic needles were located inside of the bag. It was noted that Jones is also on parole and had a valid search waiver on file as well. Off. Jamie Ugartechea had arrived to assist on the incident and conducted a search of Jones’ person. During the search Off. Ugartechea located a baggy of suspected methamphetamine in a wallet that was in Jones’ rear pocket.
West and Jones were both subsequently transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. The suspected methamphetamine was field tested and showed a positive indication for the presumptive identification of methamphetamine. The baggy of suspected methamphetamine was weighed and was found to have a total weight of 0.6 grams.
Mr. West is charged with Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount totaling $1,000. Mr. Jones is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with a bond amount totaling $2,500. Parole holds have been placed.