BATESVILLE, Ark. – Authorities in Independence County remained busy on Thursday, making at least seven arrests that we know of. Mostly, it was for crystal meth.
On Thursday, 09/26/2019, Lucas Blevins was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, less than two grams during a traffic stop on Gap Road.
But the arrests didn’t end there.
Later in the day, a truck fled from Independence County Deputies on Coe Lane. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Chris Petree, Anna Dean, and Kamaria Wheeler. All occupants in the vehicle were taken into custody.
A large amount of Methamphetamine and pills were located in the vehicle, the release said.
All three suspects are facing possible charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Counterfeit money was located in Petree’s wallet, so he will be facing charges of Forgery 1st degree. Wheeler was also wanted on several warrants out of Independence County, the release said.
In the evening on Thursday, several deputies went to 75 Shultz Lane where information was given that there were absconders staying at that residence. Dustin Clem, Leslie Shutt, and Jamie Carter (Jennings) were all taken into custody.
There was a large amount of Methamphetamine and other items found. Two of the three suspects are on parole and Clem was evading supervision. All three suspects are facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, Maintaining a Drug Premises, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
These arrests were accomplished with the cooperative work of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department, Batesville Police Department, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas State Police, the release said.