In separate incidents, police have arrested two Paragould men on felony drug charges.
In the first incident, they arrested Gary Wade Ramsey, 44, 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, both Class D felonies. According to a probable cause affidavit by Detective Lt. Scott Snyder, the arrest came about as the result of a March 11 home visit by Arkansas Community Corrections (ACC) officer to Ramsey’s residence. In the course of the visit, the officers reportedly located a plastic pill bottle which allegedly contained 0.5 grams of methamphetamine. They also reportedly located cut straws used as “tooters” (i.e. to snort powdered drugs), a grinder and a glass smoking device.
Ramsey was held in the Greene County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.
In the second incident, police arrested Dakota Allen Garrison, 19, on a charge of one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class D felony. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Sgt. Michael Oost, the arrest came on March 12 after police Cpl. Joe Craft learned that Garrison had an active arrest warrant, and made contact with him to take him into custody. During the search pursuant to the arrest, Craft reportedly discovered a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue in the pocket of Garrison’s hoodie.
Garrison was held at the Greene County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.