In separate incidents, Paragould police have arrested three women on felony drug charges.
In the first incident, they arrested Martie Robin Troutman, 33, of Paragould, on charges of one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture, etc., a Class B felony; and of possession of drug paraphernalia to inhale, etc., a Class D felony; as well as 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 Sept. 23 as the result of police Lt. Jack Hailey being dispatched to an accident at the intersection of North 10th Avenue and Walker Street. As he arrived he met an individual, carrying a purple bag, who told him the woman driving one of the vehicles involved in the accident had left the scene and had placed the bag on a porch of a residence in an attempt to hide it. The individual also told Hailey the bag contained narcotics, according to the affidavit.
When Hailey made contact with the woman, identified as Troutman, he asked her about the bag. At that time she reportedly said the bag had been in her possession but that she placed the bag on a porch of a residence for another person to pick up. After learning Troutman was on active probation with a search waiver on file, Hailey and agents of the Drug Task Force-North (DFT-N) searched the bag. They report finding a glass pipe and a set of digital scales with methamphetamine residue on them, and 4.2 grams of marijuana.
Troutman was released from the Greene County Detention Center on Sept. 25 on a $15,000 bond.
In the second incident, police arrested Amy Jolene Dachs, 37, of Jonesboro, on charges of one count each of possession with purpose to deliver between two and 10 grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine), a Class B felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. and possession of drug paraphernalia to conceal, etc., each a Class D felony.
According to another probable cause affidavit sworn by Boling, the arrest occurred Sept. 8 after police Cpl. Joe Craft, on patrol in the area of North 18-1/2 Avenue, observed a woman he identified as Dachs sitting in a vehicle parked in front of a Paragould residence. Knowing that she had a felony arrest warrant, he turned around, but by the time he was able to return to the vehicle, she had entered the residence with the other occupant of the vehicle. Upon calling both people to come outside, Craft took Dachs into custody on the warrant. As he was talking to Dachs about the warrant, Craft learned that Dachs was on active probation with a search waiver on file. He conducted a probation search of the passenger side of the vehicle (where she had been sitting) and located a container with 2.2 grams of methamphetamine in three separate baggies, and glass pipes.
Dachs was released from the Greene County Detention Center on Oct. 7 on $25,000 bond.
In the third incident, DFT-N agents arrested Jennifer Ann Heinrich, 30, of Paragould, on a charge of one count of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (other than methamphetamine or cocaine), a Class D felony, plus misdemeanor charges. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Sgt. Michael Oost of the SCU, the charges followed her arrest on a warrant as a parole absconder. During a search, agents found several articles of drug paraphernalia in her purse including a container with syringes, baggies, and spoons. Agents also found a pink substance that had been melted and prepared for injection on one spoon. Heinrich reportedly told the agents that the substance was Roxicodone, a schedule II controlled substance. Agents also discovered an additional Schedule IV controlled substance in the purse as well.
Heinrich was held in the Greene County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.