On August 9, the Searcy County Sheriff's Office received a call concerning a person passed out in his car that was parked in the roadway on Ice Plant Road off Hwy. 65 between Marshall and Leslie.
When Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell and Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce arrived on the scene, they saw Marshall Police Chief Lang Holland and 32 year old Justin Hoffman, who was being placed in wrist restraints.
Cassell stated that when he and Pierce approached Holland they learned that Hoffman had intentionally dropped something on the ground. Upon closer examination, the item on the ground was a glove containing numerous tablets and some appeared to be prescription tablets.
When law enforcement examined the tablets closer, they learned the tablets were diazepam and clonazepam, which they recovered and placed in evidence to send to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
Law enforcement also learned that Hoffman was a parole absconder from Cleburne County. After making contact with Hoffman's parole officer, he was placed on a parole hold.
Hoffman was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pictured: Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell looks on as Marshall Police Chief Lang Holland places 32 year Justin Hoffman under arrest.