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An ongoing investigation into illicit drug activity in Izard County by the Izard County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial. District Drug Task Force has resulted in the execution of a search warrant on September 1st, 2020 at a residence in the Dolph community on West Crossroads. The warrant was served by Deputies of the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Agents of the 16th District DTF, Probation/Parole officers with Arkansas Community Corrections and K-9 officers from North Central Unit of Arkansas Department of Corrections. Items seized from in and around the residence include 1.17 pounds of Methamphetamine (Street value approx. $44,000),$3,243.00 in cash, a 9MM handgun and three Marijuana plants.  

Amos L. Parnell, age 43 of Pineville, Arkansas was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with the following: 

[1] Trafficking a controlled substance, Methamphetamine 200Grams or more, a class Y felony. 

[2] Simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, a class Y felony. 

[3] Possession of drug paraphernalia w/purpose to analyze methamphetamine, a class B felony. 

[4] Possession of drug paraphernalia w/purpose to ingest methamphetamine, a class D felony 

[5] Maintaining a drug premise, a class C felony. 

[6] Unlawful use of a communication device, a class D felony. 

[7] Manufacturing a schedule 6 controlled substance, namely marijuana, a class D felony. 

[8] Possession of a firearm by certain persons, a class D felony 

 [9] Subject also charged as habitual offender. 

Parnell is currently being held in the Izard County Jail pending a Department of Corrections Parole hold and $100,000 bond on new charges. 


Submitted By: 

Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

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