Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Parker reports the following:
On September 16, 2019 at approximately 0650hrs, I was patrolling the area of Highway 7S near Lookout Circle, when I observed a black colored Honda Accord turn onto Hamilton Oaks Drive without signaling. The vehicle then turned into a parking lot, again without signaling. I initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and it came to a stop in a parking space of the parking lot.
I spoke to the driver, who verbally identified himself as Charles McConnell. McConnell was unable to provide any form of identification.
I requested that dispatch run McConnell and the front seat passenger, Earl Pace through their database.
Dispatch advised that Pace had (2) valid warrants out of Garland County for Failure To Appear. I instructed Pace to exit and move to the rear of the vehicle. I asked Pace about the presence of weapons and he stated that there was one in the door. Pace was placed in custody and moved to the backseat of my patrol car.
McConnell was instructed to exit and move to the rear of the vehicle. I moved to the front passenger compartment and located the magazine to a gun in the pocket of the front passenger door. I went back to my car and spoke with Pace. Pace then advised that the gun was in either the door or back floorboard of the car. A search of the car revealed a small black pistol in the rear driver-side floorboard of the vehicle. The pistol was later discovered to be a BB gun.
Located next to the gun was a black zipper bag that contained (1) syringe with blood inside, (1) plastic straw with white crystalline substance inside, and (1) spoon with crystalline substance on it. Between the front driver seat and center console I located a small clear plastic baggie that contained 0.6 grams of crystalline substance with presumptive identity of methamphetamine. Between the front passenger seat and center console was a small red container with white crystalline substance with the presumptive identity of methamphetamine (5.8 grams). In the backseat of the car, I located a black backpack that housed a black digital scale with white crystalline substance on its sides, (10) hypodermic needles, and a crystalline substance with the presumptive identity of methamphetamine.
McConnell and Pace were transported to the Garland County Detention Center where they were each charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, and (5) counts of Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, with a bond amount totaling $16,000 each.
Pace was served (2) warrants for Failure To Appear, bringing his total bond amount to $18,000.
McConnell was cited for No Proof Of Insurance, Driving On Suspended License, and Improper Turn Signal.