Drug arrest made outside the Dollar General in Imboden

A first responder call for the Imboden Fire Department resulted in a drug arrest by law enforcement. Around 1:30 pm on Friday the Imboden Volunteer Fire Department along with Pro Med Ambulance of Imboden were requested to respond to the parking lot of the Dollar General store in Imboden. Lawrence County dispatch received a call of a male subject sitting in an older model white Ford Mustang who may possibly have been suffering from a medical issue.

First responders along with a Lawrence County deputy arrived on scene to find that the male subject had exited the vehicle and was in the rest room inside the Dollar General. When the male subject later identified as Darrin Griffith, 52 years old of Pocahontas exited the restroom it was apparent that he was under the influence of some type of substance. Officers discovered that Griffith was driving on a suspended license and during their investigation Griffith tossed a container with meth under his vehicle which was witnessed by several fire fighters.

Arkansas State Police responded to assist in the investigation. Video surveillance from Dollar General showed the impaired driver in control of the vehicle when it arrived in the parking lot.

Griffith was arrested and charged with two felony counts of possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with DUI drugs and driving on a suspended license. Griffith has numerous arrests on his record out of Craighead, Randolph, and Lawrence counties. Including a 2019 drug arrest and a 2013 drug paraphernalia arrest. Griffith was booked into the Lawrence County Detention center. He is awaiting a bond hearing.