While responding to the report of a male hanging on to the outside of a moving vehicle, a Helena-West Helena Police officer made a drug arrest according to police reports.

While responding to the report of a male hanging on to the outside of a moving vehicle, a Helena-West Helena Police officer made a drug arrest according to police reports.

At approximately 5:03 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, dispatched advised Cpl. Janelle Tyner that a white Tahoe with a white male clinging to the outside of the vehicle had been spotted in the North Sixth Street area of the city. Tyner reported that she began patrolling the area and saw a vehicle fitting the description turning off Anderson onto North Sixth Street.

Tyner reported that she stopped the vehicle and identified herself as a police officer and told the white female driver the reason for the stop.

According to Tyner’s report, the female told her that she and her boyfriend had been arguing. The officer asked to see the woman’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. The woman told Tyner that she did not have her driver’s license in her possession.

Tyner stated that she ran the driver’s name and date of birth through dispatch and was advised that the woman’s license status was listed as suspended.

After placing the woman in custody, Tyner reported that she conducted a search of the woman’s person. Inside her right front pants pocket, the officer found a small, clear plastic baggy containing a green, leafy substance. K-9 Koda was used to check out the vehicle and a positive alert was made on the driver’s side door.

Inside the vehicle, Tyner reported that she found a purse on the console that contained a black case with a white glass tube, bulb-shaped on one end with a small hole.

The report states that the woman was transported to the Helena-West Helena Police Department for processing. Tyner stated that she collected the evidence and placed it in a locker for submission to the crime lab.

The woman faces possible charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession and driving on a suspended license. All are misdemeanor offenses.