In separate incidents, the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force, Greene County Sheriff’s deputies and Paragould police have arrested three Paragould men on Felony drug charges.

In one incident, deputies and Paragould police arrested Elvis Jean White Jr., 39, on charges of one count each of possession with purpose to deliver between two and 28 grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (excluding methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or fentanyl), a Class B felony; delivery of less than two grams of methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine, a Class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc., a Class D felony. In the same incident, they also arrested Bert Steven Hernandez, 47, on charges of one count each of possession with purpose to deliver between two and 28 grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (excluding methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or fentanyl), a Class B felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc., a Class D felony. Each man also faces misdemeanor charges.

According to probable cause affidavits sworn by Sgt. Zakkery Crocker of the Sheriff’s Department, the arrests took place Sept. 16 as the Greene County Special Response Team assisted by the Paragould Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU) executed a search warrant at the home of White and Hernandez. During the execution of the search, officers located Schedule II controlled substances along with drug paraphernalia and items used in the commission of controlled substance related crimes.

Each man could face enhanced penalties given that the crimes alleged occurred within 1,000 feet of a church, school, daycare or similar facility.

According to the Greene County Detention Center (GCDC), White was released on his own recognizance, while Hernandez was cited into court, on the 16th.

In the other incident, the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force arrested Sean Bradley Kellim, 40, on charges of one count each of delivery of between 10 and 200 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine, a Class Y felony; possession of between two and 10 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine with purpose to deliver, a Class B felony; possession of less than 28 grams of a Schedule III controlled substance with purpose to deliver, a Class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc., a Class D felony. Kellim also faces misdemeanor charges.

According to other probable cause affidavits sworn by Crocker, the arrest proceeded from a Sept. 3 incident. At that time, Greene County Agents assigned to the Second Judicial District’s Drug Task Force conducted the controlled purchase of a pre-determined amount of methamphetamine in exchange for a predetermined amount of money from an individual identified as Sean Kellim. Then, on Sept. 16, the Greene County Special Response Team assisted by the Paragould Police SCU, executed a search warrant at Kellim’s home. Officers report that they located numerous controlled substances and paraphernalia items, as well as instruments used in the commission of controlled substance related crimes.

According to the GCDC, Kellim was released on his own recognizance on Sept. 16.

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