In unrelated incidents, police have arrested three people on felony drug charges.

In the first incident, they arrested Christina Louise Williams, 34, of Corning, on a charge of one count 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 department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU), the arrest occurred on Sept. 4 after an officer had made a traffic stop on a vehicle with no tail lights.

As the officer was making the stop, he reportedly observed the woman who was driving the vehicle change seats with the man who was the passenger. After the officer had identified both occupants of the vehicle, he learned from dispatchers that both had suspended driver’s licenses and that both had warrants.

During a search the officer reportedly discovered that Williams had on her person 1.8 grams of cocaine, and 4.6 grams of marijuana.

She was held in the Greene County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.

The second incident took place on Sept. 6 when officers arrested Jeffery Lee Carson, 41, of Paragould, 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., both Class D felonies. Carson also faces misdemeanor charges. According to another probable cause affidavit sworn by Boling, the arrest occurred after officers noticed two cyclists riding in the same direction on opposite sides of the road. As officers stopped one of them, and identified him as Carson, they asked him if he had anything illegal on his person, and received a negative reply. So they asked him to empty out his pockets, which he did. The officers noticed Carson was allegedly trying to conceal a baggie of marijuana in his hand. So the officers took the marijuana and asked him if he had anything else. Carson replied that he had a syringe in his pocket which the officers located along with 0.5 grams of methamphetamine.

He was held in the Greene County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

On Sept. 7, officers arrested Julie A. Girard, 39, of Paragould, 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., both Class D felonies. She also faces misdemeanor charges. According a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Aaron Gamber of the SCU, the drug charges proceeded from Girard’s arrest at the Paragould Wal-mart Super Center for shoplifting. A routine search pursuant to that arrest resulted in the seizure of a glass pipe with methamphetamine inside it, according to the affidavit.

Girard was released Sept. 9 from the Greene County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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