Guilty Plea Drug Charges

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Beebe Police Captain Eddie Cullum released the following information regarding the disposition of felony drug charges in the White County District Court.

On June 3rd, 2014, Alan Dewight Polston, 30, of Clarksville, Tennessee,  pled guilty in Circuit Court to the felony charges of “Possession of methamphetamine” (approximately 1 gram valued at $100.00), “Possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to contain meth” and the misdemeanor charge of “Possession of Hydrocodone”.  Polston was sentenced to 60 months probation and fined $1,200.00 regarding the meth possession charge, 60 months probation and 30 days in jail on the drug paraphernalia charges with time to run concurrent.  He was placed on 12 months probation in reference to the possession of hydrocodone charge also with time to run concurrent.

Polston was arrested on March 27th, 2014 at 10:54 a.m. after a traffic stop was conducted by Officer Misty Goss on a 2013 Chrysler 200 driven by Polston. The traffic stop was made at North Lemon and West Mississippi Streets. After contact was made with Polston it became apparent that he was under the influence of an unknown narcotic and he was arrested at that point for D.W.I./Drugs.

Officers Steven Hall, Brett Shippee and Byron Hightower responded as backup officers for Goss.  Further investigation led to the seizure of the the controlled substances and paraphernalia which Polston had hidden in his underwear. Polston also pled guilty to the charge of D.W.I./Drugs on April 4th, 2014 in the White County District Court-Beebe Division. He was given two (2) days in jail, fined #1,300.00 and his driver’s license suspended for six (6) months. Polston had been visiting friends in Beebe just prior to his arrest.