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10/09/2017

POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER NEAR (CERTAIN FACILITY), POSSESSION OF (DRUG PARAPHERNALIA), POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (MARIJUANA

POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER NEAR (CERTAIN FACILITY), POSSESSION OF (DRUG PARAPHERNALIA), POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (MARIJUANA).

 

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 at approximately 2102 hours, Deputy Reyn Brown officers with the Hope Police Department and went to 304 N. Margaret Street, in reference to a felony warrant service on Gary Williams who resides at the residence. Gary has an active warrant with the Arkansas Board of Parole. Prior to this, officers received information that there were narcotics inside Gary's residence.

 

Deputies were aware both Johnny Turner and Gary Williams were on active supervision with the probation/parole office. Deputies contacted the supervisor with the Arkansas Community Corrections Probation/Parole. And advised him of the situation and what officers were advised regarding narcotic activity prior to our arrival. The supervisor advised that both Johnny Turner and Gary Williams have a warrantless search waiver on file and to conduct a search of their property based on that waiver, but an officer would come out as well. Deputies contacted Probation/Parole officer Mallory Evans and advised her of the situation. She advised to begin searching the residence and she would be there shortly.

 

Deputies observed a clear bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine sitting on the living room table. There was also a black digital scale with what appeared to be methamphetamine residue on it, three clear bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and a few loose pieces of what appeared to be methamphetamine sitting on the living room table. Two other people Johnny Lee Turner age 53 of Hope, and Elijah Smith age 38 were in the residence.

 

Gary Williams, Johnny Lee Turner and Lijiah Smith were transported to the HCDF where they were charged with POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER (METHAMPHETAMINE), POSSESSION WITH PURPOSE TO DELIVER NEAR (CERTAIN FACILITY), POSSESSION OF (DRUG PARAPHERNALIA), POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (MARIJUANA). They were turned over to the on-duty jail staff for booking. They will be held for 1st court appearance.