In unconnected incidents, police have arrested two Paragould men on drug-related offenses.
In the first incident, they arrested Justin Charles Krosp, 37, on a charge of one count of possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc., a Class D felony; plus misdemeanor charges.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Aaron Gamber of the department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU), the arrest occurred on Oct. 29 as the result of a traffic stop, after officers reportedly observed Krosp accelerating to a high rate of speed on a motorcycle.
Noting Krosp was on probation (with a search waiver on file as a condition of his probation), they conducted a probation search of his person. At that time they reportedly discovered 1.4 grams of marijuana. They also reportedly discovered a glass pipe (with residue inside) of the type commonly used to ingest methamphetamine in the backpack Krosp was carrying.
Krosp was held in the Greene County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.
In the second incident, they arrested Timothy Wayne Oguinn, 45, on a charge of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine), a Class D felony, plus misdemeanor charges.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Jason Boling of the SCU, the arrest took place Oct. 30 as the result of officers being dispatched to the 1300 block of South Sixth Street regarding a pedestrian who’d said a black vehicle was chasing him. A short time later an officer located the pedestrian (identified as Oguinn). As the officer told him no such vehicle could be located, he reportedly observed Oguinn to have difficulty standing still. At that point, Oguinn reportedly said he had not slept in a couple of days, according to the affidavit, and the officer asked him whether he had ingested any methamphetamine. Oguinn reportedly replied he used methamphetamine for the past couple of days so the officer took him into custody for public intoxication and transported him to the Greene County Detention Center. While at the facility, the detention officers report that they found 0.3 grams of methamphetamine in one of his socks.
Oguinn was held in the Detention Center on $10,000 bond.