On 7/28/2014 around 1:20 am, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Hoxie Police Department stopped a white chevy truck on Hwy. 67 B in Hoxie for traffic violations. The driver of the vehicle, Larry Dotson, age 33, stated that his license was suspended when the deputy asked to see his driver’s license. Other occupants of the vehicle, were a small child sleeping in the back seat with no child seat restraint, passengers ,Greggory Perkins, age 35 , and Christina Carr, age 34 were asked if they had any identification. The driver was discovered to have warrants out of Sharp County and consented to a search of the vehicle.

The deputy noticed the female passenger acting nervous and reaching behind the console multiple times when asked what she was doing she stated she was looking for her identification. A large carry bag and a small purse were located behind the console and when officers asked Carr if the bags belonged to her, she stated that the big bag belonged to a friend and the purse belonged to her. The deputy noticed that a glass meth pipe was sitting in the top of the large carry bag with white residue. Carr gave consent for the deputy and officer to search the bags. Mrs. Carr’s wallet with her ID were located in the large carry bag, several other paraphernalia items were found including baggies and several glass pipes with residue.

All three suspects were detained at this time. Officers also discovered a cigarette pack containing a small plastic straw, a baggie containing meth, prescription pills and a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

Larry Dotson was charged with traffic violations and driving on a suspended license. Dotson, Perkins, and Carr were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance (pills) and firearms possession. Christina Carr, who was found to be a felon on probation, was also charged with tampering with evidence, obstruction of government operations, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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Larry Dotson
Larry Dotson