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Stop for tacos leads to arrests on drug charges

A stop for tacos at Taco Bueno ended up with four charged with drug possession and related charges on Dec. 17.

Maumelle police said Joshua James King, 18, Nicholas Francis Holsapple, 18, and an unnamed juvenile, all of Little Rock, stopped by Taco Bueno in Maumelle to eat and waited on Farah Lafay Shores, 19, of North Little Rock to get off work there.

They later went outside and got into a vehicle.

Officer Debra Bagley said she saw a passenger “light what appeared to be a rolled marijuana cigarette” and later witnessed the four “passing around an item that appeared to be marijuana.”

When Lt. Dustin Ivey approached the vehicle he said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming for the vehicle.”

He said Holsapple gave him a marijuana blunt that had been partially smoked.

A search of the vehicle turned up a glass marijuana pipe and a metal grinder with marijuana residue on it.

Shores was charged with possession of a controlled substance, .5 grams of marijuana.

Police said the minor female and King were both charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Holsapple was charged with possession of a controlled substance and all four were cited out with a court date.

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