North Little Rock police vehicle pursuit leads to drug arrests
Little Rock Police tried to stop a vehicle with expired temporary tags in the area of Hwy. 161 and I-40 on Thursday around 10:50 a.m.
The vehicle, a white SUV, refused to stop and led police on a pursuit, driving to 1-40 west and continued driving west on I-30. As the vehicle crossed the river bridge, the occupants of the vehicle tossed two plastic bags into the Arkansas River.
The SUV traveled to the Cantrell Road exit, stopped and the two occupants were taken into custody by the police without incident.
While searching the vehicle, officers found Methamphetamine inside the SUV, says the news release.
North Little Rock police and the North Little Rock Fire Department were able to recover of one the plastic bags from the river. The bag was suspected to contain Methamphetamine and pills thought to be Ecstasy.
According to authorities, there were around 22 grams of suspected Methamphetamine and 87 grams of Ecstasy pills found from the incident.
Michael Lawrence Scales, 39, was charged with possession of Meth with the purpose to deliver, possession of Schedule 1 drugs with the purpose to deliver, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing officers.
The passenger, 33-year-old Robert Lee Battles, was charged with possession of Meth with the purpose to deliver, possession of Schedule 1 drugs with propose to deliver and tampering with physical evidence and fleeing officers.
Police say both Scales and Battles have been transported to the Pulaski County Regional Denton Facility.