|Updated: 5/11/2012 9:57 am
||Published: 5/11/2012 9:50 am
PULASKI COUNTY, AR – A routine traffic stop lead to a drug arrest early Friday morning.
According to reports, officials from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling on Highway 161 North around 1:00 am Friday morning when he saw a white passenger car with no tail light. The driver of the car, later identified as 21-year-old Gregory Childress of Little Rock, was found to have a suspended license for a failure to pay fines, which would result in his car being towed. As a result, officers searched the vehicle, where they discovered a black handgun under the driver’s seat and clear plastic bags in the driver’s side door holder.
Police say the passenger, 31-year-old Chrystal Richardson of North Little Rock, told police that she had marijuana and xanax pills in her purse. Both Childress and Richardson were taken into custody, but Childress passed out and began vomiting while waiting for the Wrecker Service to arrive.
Childress was taken to Springhill Baptist hospital and later transported to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center where he was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Carrying a Weapon.
The investigation is ongoing.