Hot Springs Police Officer Larkin was on patrol in the area of Summer Street/West St. Louis Street Halloween Night around midnight when he says that he observed a vehicle fail to use a blinker at a stop sign. A traffic stop was conducted At Francis Street.
Off. Larkin made contact with the driver, Benjamin David Ray, 36, of Chad Street in Garland County. Mr. Ray’s information was run through the police computer and the results showed that he was wanted for Failure To Appear. Mr. Ray was arrested.
Off. Larkin allegedly saw a small baggie containing .6 grams of meth in plain view on the center console inside the suspect vehicle. He confiscated that then searched the vehicle. 4 syringes (1 that was used), 1.6 grams of marijuana and 9 packets of Buprenorphine and Naloxone were also allegedly found.
Mr. Ray was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of A Controlled Substance x2 and Failure To Appear with a bond amount totaling $7,000.