Drugs found during hit and run investigation, police say


A reported hit and run accident on U.S. 270 Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly left the scene and had drugs in her possession when she was arrested.

Lindsey Pratt, 19, allegedly had a syringe containing a red liquid that field tested positive for methamphetamine, Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Christopher Drye said Friday during a court hearing.

Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said police received a description of the vehicle that left the scene, and Drye found it on the parking lot of a motel on U.S. 270.

Drye said White Hall Police Officer Robert Rogers arrived and arrested Pratt for leaving the scene of an accident, and during a search of Pratt’s wallet, police allegedly found the syringe and one and-a-half Xanax tablets.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Pratt, who Ramsey said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Pratt and told her to come back to court Nov. 16.