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Execution of search warrant leads to felony drug charge

Being accused of drug crimes in Arkansas can have dire consequences. Regardless of whether an individual is facing a misdemeanor or felony drug charge, a conviction can have a mortifying impact on his or her life. Two residents of Yellville are likely considering their options related to protecting their legal rights after they were recently arrested and charged with drug crimes.

Following a cooperative investigation by three law enforcement agencies, a search warrant was reportedly recently obtained and then executed at a residence in Yellville, occupied by a 35-year-old woman. The home was searched, and officers reported finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the woman's bedroom. A 63-year-old man who was also present at the residence when the search warrant was served was also searched, and methamphetamine was found on his person.

After their arrest, both individuals were booked into the Marion County Jail. The woman was charged with felonies related to the possession of meth and drug paraphernalia along with a misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession. For possession of methamphetamine, the man is facing a felony charge. Both are being held on bail.

Although an individual in Arkansas who is facing a misdemeanor or felony drug charge remains innocent until proven guilty, he or she might want to consider the possibility of a potential conviction. Having an experienced drug crime defense attorney on their side may be beneficial for alleged offenders. A lawyer can examine all the evidence and scrutinize the search and arrest procedures for any wrongdoing on the part of officials. Such a professional will understand that a conviction can leave a permanent scar on an individual's life, and he or she can provide an effective defense that will serve the client's best interests.

Source: baxterbulletin.com, "Yellville residents arrested on drug charges", Josh Dooley, Oct. 2, 2015

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