DIVISIONS III & IV
April 4, 2007
PAMELA SUE CHAMPLIN AND
AN APPEAL FROM THE PULASKI
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
HONORABLE WILLARD PROCTOR,
STATE OF ARKANSAS
BRIAN S. MILLER, Judge
Appellants, Pamela Sue Champlin and Mark Treat, were convicted after a joint-bench
trial on December 13, 2005, in the Pulaski County Circuit Court. Champlin was convicted
of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of
pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture. Treat was convicted of possession of
pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture. Each was sentenced to five years’ probation,
thirty hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, fees, and court costs.
Appellants challenge the sufficiency of the evidence supporting their convictions.
They argue that the trial court erred in finding probable cause for their arrests and for failing
to suppress the State’s evidence. Champlin also asserts that the State did not prove that she
possessed a controlled substance. We affirm both appellants’ convictions.
North Little Rock police officers Shana Cobbs and Ronnie Miller were conducting
surveillance of pseudoephedrine sales on November 4, 2004, at the Target store on 4000
McCain Boulevard. Officer Cobbs was posted in the store’s camera room, and Officer Miller
was in the store’s parking lot. Officer Cobbs observed appellants exit a red truck, split up,
and enter the store. She observed Champlin obtain two boxes of pseudoephedrine and later
observed Treat get one box. Appellants paid for their pseudoephedrine separately, left the
store separately, and returned to their truck.
Officer Cobbs notified Officer Miller and met him in the parking lot.