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

In the first incident, they arrested Cody Brent Capps, 29, on charges of one count each of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine), and of possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, etc. methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, or cocaine, both Class D felonies. In the same incident, they arrested Krista Marie Gage, 26, 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 probable cause affidavits sworn by Detective Cpl. Aaron Gamber of the department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU), the arrest took place early on Nov. 1 as the result of officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle.

The officers contacted Capps as he was sitting in his vehicle, and during the course of conversation, they asked for permission to search him. Upon receiving permission, the officers reportedly discovered a glass pipe used to ingest methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.

The officers conducted a probable-cause search of the vehicle, and the affidavit states they found a marijuana pipe in the seat where Capps was seated, as well as a small quantity of methamphetamine found on the front bench seat under the center console. Meanwhile, officers discovered Gage, also in the vehicle at the time, had a warrant for her arrest and they took her into custody, charging her regarding the methamphetamine located under the center console as well.

Both Capps and Gage were held in the Greene County Detention Center (GCDC) on $15,000 bond each.

In the second incident, also on Nov. 1, officers arrested Kelly Lynn Aberson, 42, likewise on charges of one count each of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine or cocaine), and of 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 Cpl. Jason Boling of the SCU, officers made contact with a man on South Fifth Avenue who was riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road. The officers also noticed that the bicycle did not have any reflectors (which are required by state law). After making contact with the man, (identified as Alberson) the officers learned form dispatchers that Alberson had misdemeanor cash bond warrants. As the officers were taking him into custody, Alberson reportedly told them that he had some methamphetamine, folded in aluminum foil that was in his front left pocket, which the officers recovered.

Alberson, too, was held in the GCDC on a $15,000 bond.

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