Hempstead County
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Hope, Arkansas
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07/31/2017

Possession of Controlled Substance

Possession of Controlled Substance

 

 

On July 30, 2017 at approximately 2033 hours, Deputy Brown was patrolling the area of 2504 N. Hazel Street, when he observed a lot of vehicle traffic coming from the Relax Inn room 103. Deputy Brown observed a vehicle sitting outside and after doing a short investigation it was determined that room 103 was being rented to Johnathon LaGuardia. Deputy Brown knew Johnathon had a history of using narcotics and that he was on active supervision with the probation/parole office. Deputy Brown contacted his probation officer, Mallory Evans and she advised he had an active search waiver on file and to make sure he was not violating and laws.

 

Deputy Brown made contact with Johnathon at room 103. When Johnathon opened the door Deputy Brown could smell a very strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the room. Deputy Brown also noticed a marijuana pipe sitting on a dresser in the room.

 

Deputy Brown asked Johnathon if there was anything illegal inside the room and he stated there was a little weed. Deputy Brown asked Johnathon if I could search the room and he stated yes. During the search Deputy Brown located a clear bag containing a green leafy substance (marijuana) and a pipe commonly used for consuming marijuana sitting on top of a dresser in the room.

 

Deputy Brown charged Johnathon with Possession of Controlled Substance and gave hime a court date of October 2, 2017

 

I advised Johnathon that since he was cooperative with me I would issue him a citation and not take him to jail. Johnathon thanked me for not taking him to jail and only issuing a citation. Johnathon was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnathon was released on scene. He was given a court date of 10/2/2017 at 0900 hours.