Hempstead County
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Hope, Arkansas
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07/31/2017

Possession of Methamphetamine/ Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Methamphetamine/ Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On July 30, 2017 at approximately 2220 hours, Deputy Brown conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of N. Hazel Street,

 

Deputy Brown made contact with the driver, Zachary Syata age 24 of Hope, Arkansas Deputy Brown noticed that Zachary appeared to be very nervous Deputy Brown asked Zachary if he had anything illegal on his person and he stated no. Deputy Brown asked Zachary if he could search him to make sure. Zachary raised up his hands and said sure.

 

Deputy Brown searched the left pocket of Zachary's shorts and located a clear bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine Deputy Brown placed Zachary under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Deputy Brown asked Zachary if anything else was illegal inside the vehicle and he stated there shouldn't be.

 

Deputy Brown searched Zachary's vehicle and located a Marlboro red 100 pack of cigarettes and inside the pack was two separate clear baggies containing a large amount of a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Sgt Oller with the Hope Police Department also located a hypodermic needle commonly used for injecting methamphetamine into the body in the glove box of the vehicle.

 

Zachary was transported to the HCDF where he was charged with possession with purpose to deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The unofficial total weight of the methamphetamine was 8.2 grams. The substance will be sent to the Crime Lab to obtain the official weight and content.