In separate incidents, police have arrested three Paragould residents on felony drug charges.

In one incident they arrested Don A. Goodman, 49, on charges of two counts of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (excluding methamphetamine or cocaine) and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. All are class D felonies.

According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Jason Boling of the department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU), the arrest took place July 5 after police Cpl. Jeff Shirley was traveling west bound on East Lake Street when he noticed a vehicle traveling east bound on East Lake Street, in which the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

As the vehicle passed, Shirley noticed that the driver was Don Goodman, who had warrants from an incident where he fled from a traffic stop on June 30, 2021. As Shirley attempted to make a traffic stop, Goodman pulled into a driveway and threw a glass pipe that was used to ingest methamphetamine out the driver’s door as he was getting out, according to the affidavit. As officers were doing a inventory of the vehicle that Goodman was driving prior to being towed, they located a pill that was identified as Hydrocodone, which is a schedule 2 narcotic, a pill that was identified as Morphine, also a scheduled 2 narcotic, and two syringes.

Goodman remains in the Greene County Detention Center (GCDC) on a $50,000 bond.

In another incident, officers arrested Dayton Dean Flanery, 28, on charges of one count each of possession of between two and 10 grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine), a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to store, etc. methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl or cocaine, both class D felonies.

According to another probable cause affidavit sworn by Boling, the arrest occurred July 3. At that time, police Cpl. Christian Underwood made a traffic stop on a vehicle due to the driver having a suspended driver’s license. During the stop Underwood asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted, according to the affidavit. During the search, Underwood located a box in the center console that contained 7.0 grams of methamphetamine and a syringe. After talking to the passenger that was in the vehicle, who was identified as Dayton Flanery, Flanery said that everything that was found belonged to him.

Flanery was released from the GCDC on a $25,000 bond July 8.

In the third incident, officers arrested Elisabet Hernandez, 38, on charges of one count each of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, or cocaine. Both are Class D felonies.

According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Sgt. Michael Oost of the SCU, the arrest took place July 1 when Cpl. Joe Craft stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. While speaking with the driver, Elisabet Hernandez, Cpl. Craft asked for and received consent to search the vehicle, according to the affidavit. During the search, Cpl. Craft reports locating a fountain drink in the center console. When removing the lid, Cpl. Craft observed a syringe as well as a corner cut baggie of suspected methamphetamine sitting on top of the ice in the cup.

Hernandez was released from the GCDC July 8 on a $10,000 bond.

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