In separate incidents, Paragould police have arrested four people on felony drug charges.
In the first incident, they arrested Brittany Nicole Dillinger, 31, of Harrisburg, on charges of one count each of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (other than methamphetamine or cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, all Class D felonies; plus numerous misdemeanor charges.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Jason Boling of the department's Street Crimes Unit (SCU), the arrest took place on Jan. 2 after officers responded to the Hampton Inn Hotel in reference to a welfare check on a child. Officers made contact with the manager who advised them that she could hear what sounded like to them a child asking for help. Therefore, according to the affidavit, the officers together with the manager went to the room and contacted Dillinger. Officers asked for permission to come into the room and check on the child. While the officers were in the room, the manager opened the bathroom door and noticed items associated with drug use lying in plain view on the counter, at which time she notified the officers. They looked on the counter and noticed four syringes that had been used, along with a spoon that had a clear liquid substance in it, a belt, a torch lighter, and an unlabeled pill bottle that contained three purple pills (identified as Morphine Sulfate, 30mg). All the items were well within reach of the one-year-old child.
Dillinger was held in the Greene County Detention center (GCDC) on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
In the second incident, officers arrested Alicia Faye Bostain, 32, 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.
According to another probable cause affidavit sworn by Boling, Bostain's arrest also took place on Jan. 2, after officers on patrol on B Street had made a traffic stop on a vehicle due to the driver having a suspended driver’s license. As an officer was talking to the driver of the vehicle he noticed a woman sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle. He requested dispatchers run a check on her (having identified her as Alicia Bostain). Dispatchers told him that she had a felony warrant out of Greene County. The officer then asked the driver for, and received, consent to search the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, he located a bag that belonged to Bostain. While searching the bag, the officer located a small box that contained a small amount of methamphetamine, the affidavit states.
Bostain was held in the GCDC on a $15,000 bond.
In the third incident, officers arrested Alexis Lacole Perry, 19, 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.
According to a third affidavit sworn by Boling, the arrest took place Jan. 3, after police Cpl. Owen Mundy observed a man and a woman walking north of South Third Avenue near the intersection of East Thompson Street. According to Boling's affidavit, Mundy stated that he noticed the man hand the woman something; he stated that as he circled the block to make contact with the individuals he noticed that the man had walked off. Mundy made consensual contact with the woman (identified as Alexis Perry). He asked her if she had anything on her person. She answered that she did not. Then Mundy asked for consent to search Perry's person, which she granted. While searching her, Mundy located a corner cut baggie of methamphetamine weighing 0.3 grams in Perry's right front pocket, according to the affidavit.
Perry was held in the GCDC on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
In the fourth incident, officers arrested Millard Scott Maxwell, 25, of Paragould, on charges of one count of possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture, etc. methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, or cocaine, a Class B felony; 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.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Sgt. Michael Oost of the SCU, the arrest took place Jan. 4 after police Cpl. Aaron Schenk made a consensual encounter with Millard Maxwell when he was spotted getting off a bicycle and pushing it in the area of Tallwood Drive. As he approached Maxwell, Schenk reportedly saw Maxwell reaching inside his clothing. After checking with dispatchers regarding Maxwell's status, Schenk learned that there was an active warrant for his arrest. During a search incident to arrest, Schenk located a glass meth pipe that contained residue, the affidavit states. Assisting officer Ptl. Blake Gramling also located a corner cut baggie of suspected methamphetamine on the ground near where Maxwell was standing.
Maxwell was held in the GCDC on $50,000 bond.