Two Arrested on Narcotics ChargesDec 13th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features
Chief Wayne Ballew reported the arrest of two suspects for several felony narcotics charges. On Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 3:31 p.m., an employee of a business on DeWitt Henry Drive called the police department to report that a white male subject had attempted to purchase goods with a personal check and driver’s license not belonging to him. When he was confronted by the employee the man turned and quickly left the store. He left behind the check and driver’s license. The employee provided a description of the man and the vehicle and a radio broadcast was accomplished. At 3::34 p.m., Lt. Brian Duke spotted the vehicle and stopped it at the intersection of College and North Main Street. ”The man driving the vehicle matched the description put out over the police radio and a female was also in the Ford Explorer in the front passenger seat” according to Chief Ballew. Officer R. Puckett responded to the scene as the back up officer. During his contact with the couple, Lt. Duke observed an item of drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the Explorer. Both subjects were then arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lt. Duke and Officer Puckett then proceeded to further inspect the vehicle and located substances believed to be methamphetamine, the prescription drugs oxycodone, hydrocodone and xanax. Asst. Chief Ron Lewis was summoned to the scene to assist in additional processing of the vehicle. Additional items of drug paraphernalia were located such as: electronic scales, syringes and numerous plastic baggies. The arrestees were identified as: Timothy David Brown, 49, who has a Searcy address and Kristine Marie Fisher, 38, who has a Little Rock address. Both suspects were taken to the Beebe Police Department for processing. ”Captain Eddie Cullum, C.I.D. Commander, interviewed Brown and Fisher and he is currently pursuing the investigation concerning forgery and fraud from the incident at the DeWitt Henry business” said Chief Ballew.
Brown and Fisher were arrested for: “Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver” , “Possession of a counterfeit substance” , (2) felony counts of “Possession of drug paraphernalia” and “Possession of a controlled substance.” They were transported to the White County Detention Center in Searcy and held in lieu of a $25,000 bond. The Chief explained the the Counterfeit Substance charge was imposed due to the fact that located in the vehicle was a zip-lock plastic bag containing a crystal like substance which had the appearance of the Schedule II narcotic drug-methamphetamine. The susbstance weighed approximately 4 grams and a chemical field test on the substance reflected negative for meth. A substance which has the appearance of an actual controlled substance is sometime utilized to “cut” add to or dilute the real narcotic for weight purposes. “The more weight means more money for the product. Approximately $300 (3 grams) of actual meth was found in the Explorer during the investigation” said the Chief.