Following a pursuit on Wednesday night, January 30, the Conway Police Department confiscated approximately four ounces of methamphetamine and other drugs.
Four Russellville residents were arrested and booked into the Faulkner County Detention Center facing multiple drug charges following a chase that ended near the intersection of Wescon Lane and College Avenue in Conway.
According to a report, Conway Police officers attempted to pull over a “dark-colored” Chevrolet Trailblazer after the vehicle failed on to stop at a stop sign twice. Upon initiating the traffic stop, the vehicle reportedly sped away at a high rate of speed.
As the chase continued, the officers observed the front passenger throwing “a large item” from the rear window of the vehicle, near a residence located near the 20 block of Rebecca Lane. As the “large item” hit the ground, the officers stated that “a large crystal like substance shattered all over the ground.”
After observing the substance, a narcotics investigator responded to the area and found what he believed to be meth.
After making the discovery, police recovered 58 grams of meth from the ground.
The suspect vehicle later stopped near the intersection of Wescon Lane and College Avenue. Once the Trailblazer stopped, the driver, identified as 44-year-old Daniel Gibson, fled on foot from the scene and entered a wooded area.
After Gibson fled officers on foot, officers questioned his passengers about the incident. One of the passengers, identified as 37-year-old Joseph Smith, admitted to "throwing meth out of the vehicle.”
Smith also told officers that Gibson, "took the meth out of his coat pocket and placed it on the center console." Smith then stated he "picked it up and threw it out the window." Smith admitted to officers that he rode with Gibson from Russellville to Conway "to do a drug deal.”
According to a report, Conway authorities found a suspected meth pipe in the back seat. After no one claimed the pipe was theirs and due to it being located within the reach of each passenger, officers charged everyone with the contraband.
Following the stop, Smith and two other passengers, 44-year-old Sunny Spicer and 44-year-old Larry Collins, were all placed into custody and taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center and booked on drug charges.
Upon arriving at the jail, authorities discovered that Collins had attempted to hide several other drugs from police.
A strip search was performed by Faulkner County Corrections officers and during the search, they located approximately two ounces of meth, three “different kinds/dosage units” of Oxycodone, two grams of Ecstasy and a pill bottle with residue in it.
Approximately two hours after the incident, officers located Gibson, placed him into custody and he was transported to the Faulkner County Detention Center and booked on felony charges including Possession of q OF Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing, First Degree, two counts Driving Left of Center and
Failure to Stop at a Red Light. Gibson was booked into the Faulkner Detention Center at 1:29 a.m. on January 31 and remained in custody at the time of this story.
Joseph Smith was booked into the Faulkner Detention Center on the charges of Delivery of Meth/Cocaine 2 grams, Tampering with WITH Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Smith was released from the Faulkner County Detention Center after posting bond on February 2, 2019.
Larry Collins was booked into the Faulkner Detention Center on the charges of Delivery of Meth/Cocaine 2 grams, Possession with the Purpose to Deliver a Controlled Substance/Stimulants, Furnishing Prohibted Articles and three counts Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Collins remained in custody at the time of this story.
Sunny Spicer was booked into the Faulkner Detention Center for the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was released from the facility on February 1, 2019 after posting bond.