Authorities: Suspect says he’s in ‘big trouble’ as vehicle search yields pot, mushrooms, vape cartridges, and more


You’ve heard this story before. A traffic stop results in drug charges.

Yet this time the charges are many, and it’s not just using a drug — it’s selling them.

According to the arrest affidavit, authorities observed a vehicle stopped in the southbound lane of St. Louis Street, near Bates Street, during a period of heavy traffic on Jan. 6.

BPD Investigator Dillon Sallas and Arkansas State Police Special Agent Greg Tebbetts approached the vehicle after initiating a stop and immediately noticed the “strong odor” of marijuana coming from inside, the court documents noted.

After having him exit the vehicle, the officers asked the driver, identified as Hunter Douglas Tosh, 28, how much marijuana was inside the car. Tosh told the officers “a lot” and that he (Tosh) was “in big trouble,” the affidavit said.

According to the court information, a search of the vehicle yielded a cooler with four large plastic bags containing a “green vegetable material having the odor and appearance of marijuana,” one plastic bag of what appeared to be psilocybin mushrooms, a factory-sealed package of candy labeled as containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a smoking pipe containing burnt residue with the odor of marijuana, and a set of digital scales.

Seventy-seven suspected hydrocodone pills and 49 factory-sealed packages of cartridges with THC vaping liquid were also found during the search, according to the affidavit.

Tosh was charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia — one a felony and the other two misdemeanors.

Hunter Tosh was placed in jail and put on $15,000 bail.

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