Beebe Police Seize Narcotics

Mar 27th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

On Friday, March 21st, 2014, at 12:22 p.m., the Beebe Police Department received a call from Centennial Bank on U.S. Highway 64 of two suspicious white females that had entered the bank several times inquiring about an account. The women were said to be in a S-10 Blazer sitting in the bank parking lot as the call was received.

Patrol Officer Robert Puckett was dispatched to the bank. Assistant Chief Ron Lewis and Captain Eddie Cullum left the police department to back up Officer Puckett.  Officer Puckett radioed Lewis and Cullum advising them that he had just met the vehicle occupied by the women on the U.S. Highway 167 overpass and the vehicle was east bound.  Lewis and Cullum located the Blazer and accomplished a traffic stop on the vehicle on Dewitt Henry approximately 2 blocks from the intersection of W. Center and Dewitt Henry Drive.  Officers Puckett and Misty Goss arrived on the scene to provide assistance on the stop. Contact was made with the two white females and they were informed of why their vehicle had been stopped. The driver was identified as Desirae D. Boldin, 23, of Cabot and the front seat passenger related that she did not have her identification with her and stated that she was Stephanie Torres and provided a date of birth to Captain Cullum. Both women appeared extremely nervous and told the officers that they were moving to White County from Lonoke County. Captain Cullum entered the data provided by “Torres” into the ACIC System through an I-Pad and compared the driver’s license photo to the female passenger at which time it became apparent that false information had been provided.  The passenger was asked to get out of the vehicle at which time she was confronted about deceptive information.  At that time she related that she had a warrant out for her arrest and acknowledged that she was Ashley Brown, 27, of Ward. ACIC/NCIC indicated that Brown had an outstanding warrants in Beebe and Cabot for Failure to Appear in District Court. She was arrested on the warrants at that time and taken into custody.

Captain Eddie Cullum accomplished a search of Brown’s person and located four (4) tablets believed to contain “Hydrocodone” in her inside coat pocket.  She was further advised that she was under arrest for “Criminal Impersonation” and “Possession of a controlled substance.”

Driver Boldin was informed of the narcotics possessed by her passenger but stated that she was unaware of the drugs and that there were no illegal drugs in the vehicle. Upon evaluating the situation Captain Cullum requested that the White County Sheriff’s Office be contacted for that department’s on-duty K-9 Officer to be dispatched to the scene to further assist the Beebe Officers with further investigation.  K-9 Deputy Randy Reed responded and as a result his dog alerted indicating the presence of narcotics within the Trail Blazer. A search of the vehicle produced a purse belonging to Boldin in which was located approximately 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine (valued at $5,000.00), and items of paraphernalia used to distribute narcotics such as digital scales and zip-lock bags, two glass pipes with white residue, 25 tablets of suspected Hydrocodone and 5 tablets of suspected Xanax (street value of the 30 tablets $150.00).  Boldin was arrested for “Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose to deliver”, “Possession of drug paraphernalia” and “Possession of a controlled substance.”  Further investigation revealed that Boldin was on bond regarding simular felony methamphetamine charges from Lonoke County. She was incarcerated in the White County Detention Center in Searcy and held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. Ashley Brown was incarcerated in lieu of a $1,100.00 cash bond and held for Cabot Police Department.  Boldin’s Chevrolet Trail Blazer and $637.00 in cash were seized and are held for

forfeiture action.