Passenger arrested with 26.5 Pounds Of Marijuana on Greyhound Bus Stopped At Transportation Depot

The driver of a Greyhound Bus stopped at the Hot Springs Transportation Plaza and alerted Hot Springs police and 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force to a strong smell of marijuana emitting from his bus.

According to the 18th Judicial Drug Task force, Officer Franklin was dispatched to 100 Broadway Terrace to the Transportation Depot on a drug complaint call. Upon arrival, Officer Franklin made contact with Dana Hurt, the driver of the Greyhound Bus.  He stated that he can smell odor of marijuana coming from either someone or somewhere on the bus.

As Officer Franklin approached the bus passenger door, he immediately could smell the very strong odor of marijuana inside the bus. Officer Franklin then contacted the K-9 Unit and Officer B. Jones and his dog Keena arrived on the scene.

Keena and Officer Jones responded to the Transportation Depot to have K-9 Keena sniff around the bus. The driver of the bus stated that the smell of marijuana inside the bus.

After all the passengers were evacuated and police had Keena sniff all the bags inside the bus. Keena showed no alert inside the bus so Officer Jones continued to search the passenger compartment on the outside of the bus.

When Keena got to the rear of the compartment on the driver’s side, she began to climb over the bags and get into the compartment.  When Keena could not get all the way into the compartment, she came out and went to final response.

Officer Jones had everything removed from that compartment and lined the street. Keena was then told to sniff the luggage while they were on the street. Keena went directly to one of the bags and put her nose on the zipper and went to final response. The Drug Task Force agents were then called.  Police showed agents the bag that Keena alerted so they could get a search warrant.

Upon arrival Investigator Constant was advised by officer Jones that his partner Keena had a positive alert on a black/brown suitcase that was located in the storage compartment of the Greyhound Bus.

Investigator Constant obtained a search warrant for the suitcase.

After obtaining a search warrant, the suitcase was opened and 26.5 pounds of marijuana was discovered to be inside.

The suitcase claim number was matched with Tynekkia Cockrill.

Cockrill’s name was located on the bag of marijuana.

Cockrill stated that she flew to Houston, Texas and picked up the suitcase and was riding the Greyhound Bus to Paducah, Kentucky to drop it off.

Cockrill was arrested for Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver. She is being held at the Garland County Detention Center.

28 Responses to Passenger arrested with 26.5 Pounds Of Marijuana on Greyhound Bus Stopped At Transportation Depot

  1. WM Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Legalize it and save taxpayers from paying for her incarceration. Then turn around and tax the heck out of the plant to pay for the healthcare debacle.

  2. Lil' House on the Prairie Doggin' It Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I agree. Maybe she shouldn’t have been delivering it, knowing the fact that it is illegal, but it should be legalized…Really. No one goes on a homicidal crime spree because of wacky tobacky. The only thing they kill are gas station cheeseburgers and bags of hot fries.

    • Olympia Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 6:23 am

      And IF they ever were to have a wreck, it’d probably be because they were driving so slow that they were rear-ended…by a drunk…

  3. Jones Kenneth Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Well I think that this bus was stopped at Grand & Malvern Ave Sunday!

  4. Bob Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

    It was medicinal! She needs to smoke 26.5 pounds of marijuana for her back pain.

    • Colleen Reply

      October 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Cause her Norcos fell down the sink and it’s too soon for another Medicaid refill.

  5. Sonny Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    This chic is not on the GC Jail roster. Why is the lady not still in custody? Too soon for a bail hearing… Shoulda been a zero bond anyway, that much marijuana is a felony…duh. Did the Fed scoop her up to make a run at the Cartel? Did Willie and Snoop Dog bust her out? These are the hard questions HS Daily should be asking…

    • Loopy Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Make a run at a Cartel? hahahaha Nah; most definitely not. Snoopzilla [Yes, Snoop Lion changed his name again. Existentialist fella, ain’t he? Just sits around all stoned thinking “WHO AM I?!!?!?!”] is far more like likely than Cartel. More likely than both options, she was bonded out already. :)

    • ed. munday Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Don’t go.picking on the cartel. we get enough flack. marijuana isn’t our thing. its petty and legalized.and taxed.
      On being released haven’ heard of.bondsman on retainer? Leave the.girl.alone. she is just doing the whiners a good.service. As sure as I.say this it is.true “I’m reSt for.a.gas station cheeseburger and hot.fries. Might not mind getting rear the.drunk.driver if I get out of it. DANN I MUST. HAVE GOT. HIGH

      • Loopy

        October 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

        ^ not the best representative for marijuana at the moment…haha
        Dude, don’t join the legalization movement or we won’t get anywhere! haha. You’re like a walking, talking ad against pot. Like we could put you in place of “This is your brain on drugs” egg commercial.

    • Moenze Jackson Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      lol cartel, someone watches too much tv.

  6. peaceful insanity Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Seriously thats just a little stupid to think public transport is a good idea for that kinda of package… As for her incarceration depending on number of offenses, she could have been released quickly. As for legalizing by all means, its sad that an HERB that can provide so many goods for our country and people is illegal. Kinda funny that she just stood there and waited for them to find it. She should have jumped ship on the first stop that she noticed the sent was filling the bus, not very bright of her on any level. Oh well, whole thing kinda makes me giggle.

  7. Monster Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Ok. I will be the first “Non pot head” to respond. Marijuana is ILLEGALL whether you like it or not. Yes, she is an idiot for not running and staying behind to see what happens next? Duh… according to the jail, she did in fact bond out. BTW POT HEADS -the right to bail is in the constitution. Try reading sometime. She will have a court date and trial. If she does not show, then the Feds will be involved with a US Marshall warrant. I say, way to go HSPD!

    • Alan Reply

      October 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      So is Meth but there is a dealer less than 30 feet from my Grandson’s bedroom but can’t get Police help so stating pot is ILLEGAL is just plain BS. Was not there but would bet Police presents was huge, I just want one to sit in his unit and watch but cant get Sheriff’s office to respond.

  8. Darwin Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I agree legalize all Drugs, don’t tax it. Have it provided free to all who want/ need it and let Natural Selection begin!

  9. Joe Richey Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Jail records indicate that she has since been released. wow

  10. Ashley Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    She was released on bail, most are. It was pot, not a freaking murder or molestation charge, jeez people, lighten up.

    • Loopy Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Exactly! Shit, they gave something like a 5k surety bond to the man who killed Sean Guthrie in front of witnesses, admitting his shooting him 6 times, included the bullet that was deemed to cause the death, which was in his back and he was unarmed. Took 10% of the bond to get out and at work the next day like he got a traffic fine. Affordable bond on murder charges? WTF the guy who killed my best friend in another state had 2 million, cash only, so no paying 10% and bonding out!

  11. Shelby Norris Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    If it was her medicinal amount maybe bond but 26.5???? Seriously I agree very few people are violent but they can be dangerously so stoned they can’t respond to a childs needs in an emergency or busy heavy traffic so- now what?

    • Alan Reply

      October 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      BS, Obvious you never partake..

      • AB's

        October 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

        She lives in TN. With her drug connections ( Texas to Kentucky) , you wont see her back in court for along time. So keep an eye on Arkansas Most Wanted list.

  12. Bill West Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    How was bond set BEFORE she went to Municipal court and bound over to Circuit Court.?

  13. Earl Scott,Jr. Reply

    October 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Never use public transportation for illegal means. Everyone knows that.

    • ed. munday Reply

      October 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Why not? Good for economy saves on high gas prices

  14. stayclassyarkansas Reply

    October 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    legalize it and stop busting people for such a mild drug. also this woman was a moron for not making sure her ‘drugs’ were properly secured, and couldn’t be smelled while on the bus. she gets what’s coming to her.

  15. true story Reply

    October 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    What’s really messed up is the rest of the story. Another person smoked n the bathroom and was stinking up the bus. Driver called the cops and the dogs found this girls stuff! The one who smoked got back on the bus and moved on!! Bad luck if u ask me :(

  16. RJ Reply

    October 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    This girl is dumb and the law is dumb. I’m sick of these damn tweakers in this town, and they’re busting potheads? All of my run ins with the law here have been mostly just harassment by power hungry b-holes. Rarely was I legitimately doing something wrong. Saying this, 26 pounds is really dumb to carry on a bus, and she had it coming. But I would like to see some of this contributing to the meth problem, but the police in this town are so effing corrupt and full of shhh that justice will never be fairly served.

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