The most meth ever seized in Izard County

PINEVILLE, Ark. – Never in the recorded history of Izard County has a meth bust this big happened.

Members of the Izard county Sheriff’s Department, 16th Judicial Drug task Force, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish, Arkansas Department of Corrections and Independence County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Lawrence Arden Parnell, 68, and Amos Louis Parnell, 39, in Pineville, according to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley.

 

This search warrant yielded the most methamphetamine ever seized in Izard County, the department said in a release. Located in the search were numerous items of drug paraphernalia, digital scales, several loaded firearms, and over two pounds of methamphetamine.

Also found and recovered during this search were a stolen four wheeler and a boat valued at over $15,000.

Lawrence Parnell was charged trafficking methamphetamine, a class y felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to process, prepare, test or analyze methamphetamine, a class B felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony, maintaining a drug premises a class C felony, manufacturing of Sch. VI marijuana class D felony, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms a class Y felony, felon in possession of firearm a class D felony and theft by receiving a class C felony. He was given a recognizance bond. Amos Louis Parnell was charged trafficking methamphetamine, a class y felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to process, prepare, test or analyze methamphetamine, a class B felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony, maintaining a drug premises, a class C felony, manufacturing of Sch. VI marijuana, a class D felony, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony, felon in possession of firearm, a class B felony, theft by receiving, a class C felony and habitual offender having been convicted of four or more felonies, a class U felony. Amos Parnell has a $40,000 bond.


Other Cases

According to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley on June 25, Deputy Jaden Whitfield and Deputy Geoffery Watts initiated a traffic stop at State Hwy 5 and 56 on a blue van with a tail light out. The driver of the vehicle Bobby Gray, 49, of Oxford, was arrested for suspended drivers license. The passenger of the vehicle Russell Blevins, 50, of Violet Hill, was arrested on a warrant out of Fulton County. Deputy Jayden Whitfield deployed his K9 on the vehicle and it alerted. A search of the vehicle was conducted and drug paraphernalia and 13 grams of crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine was located.

Both subjects were transported to the Izard County Detention Center and placed on a CID hold pending formal charges. Both subjects were charged with possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to process, prepare, test, or analyze methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to ingest methamphetamine and have a $25,000 bond.


On June 23, Ronnie James Staggs, 60, of Pineville, was arrested at his residence. Staggs was charged with three counts of delivery of methamphetamine all class C felonies and proximity-enhanced penalty, a class U felony.

Staggs is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Staggs is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on June 27. At the time Staggs was arrested at his residence Officer’s located a small amount of crystalline substance which was identified as being methamphetamine. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and after the warrant was executed four more additional drug related charges were filed. Ronnie Staggs was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, a class “C” felony, possession of Methamphetamine drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest a class “D” felony, maintaining a drug premise, a class “C” felony, use or possession of a prohibited weapon (sawed off shotgun), a class “D” felony, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class “Y” felony. Bond on these new charges was set at $50,000.00 by District Judge David Miller.


On June 21, a search warrant was executed on Sherman Gayle Horner’s residence in Horseshoe Bend by the Izard County Sheriff’s Dept. and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force. Horner was charged with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, a class C felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to process, prepare, test, or analyze methamphetamine a class B felony, maintaining a drug premises, a class C felony, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine, a class D felony, possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver, methamphetamine, a class C felony and unlawful use of a communication device, a class C felony. Horner was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Horner is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on June 27.


On June 25, Shelly Joe Stevenson, 46, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for Domestic Battery 3rd degree, battery in 3rd degree, terroristic threatening, and endangering the welfare of minor times four. Stephenson was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $5,000 bond. Stephenson is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on August 1.


On June 25, Randy John Tyler age 62 of Batesville was arrested by Sgt Steve Davidson for drinking in public. Tyler was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of $220 bond. Tyler is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on July 27.


On June 23 Hardin Mathew Hunt age 28 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Deputy Mike Smith for driving on suspended license. Hunt was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $365 bond. Hunt is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on August 1.


On June 24 Kyle Steven Quillman age 25 or Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for driving while license suspended. Quillman was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $365. Bond. Quillman is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on Aug. 1.


On June 24, Charles Allen Tharp age 29 of Pocahontas was arrested by Deputy Richard Crowe for failure to appear. Tharp is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond. Tharp is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on June 27.


On June 24, Kenneth Evon Stephenson age 52 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Sgt Steve Davidson for disorderly conduct. Stephenson was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and given a recognizance bond. Stevenson is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on August 1.


On June 18, Lonnie Jean Kurtley age 61 of Cave City was arrested by Cpl. Richard Williams for Domestic Battering 3rd degree. Kurtley was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $250 cash bond. Kurtley is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on July 27.


On June 19 Randall Keith Kurtley age 47 of Melbourne was arrested by Cpl. Richard Williams for domestic battering in 3rd degree. Kurtley was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $250 cash bond. Kurtley is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court on July 27.


On June 19 Jolynn Na Mandel age 32 of Calico Rock was arrested by Deputy DJ Tiernan for failure to appear. Mandel is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond. Mandel is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 27.


On June 20, James Alvin Baney age 39 of Truman, AR was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for driving while license suspended. Baney was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and given a recognizance bond. Baney is scheduled to appear in Izard County District in Horseshoe Bend on August 8.


On June 21, Ashley Taylor Poole age 18 of Brockwell and Bobbi Sue Goodman age 21of Newport were both arrested on a warrant for Residential Burglary a class B felony. Both Poole and Goodman bonded on a $10,000 bond each. Both Poole and Goodman are scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on June 27.


On June 22, Steven Kent Woodard age 49 was arrested by Deputy Geoffery Watts for Driving on suspended, no insurance and violation of red, amber and blue light law. Woodard was incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and bonded on a $745 cash bond. Woodard is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on July 13.


On June 22, Travis Lee Cagle age 38 of Calico Rock was arrested by Parole Officer Jana Pinkston and placed in a parole hold. Cagle is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center with no bond.

Press Release – Izard County Sheriff




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