FELONY DRUG CHARGES FILED
|CONNIE DUGGINS||LISA OAKLEY|
A traffic stop Monday in Calico Rock resulted in a vehicle search, a home search, as well as two arrests.
According to the Chief Deputy Charley Melton, the officers noted the driver, identified as 51-year-old Connie Duggins, appeared to be shaky and nervous.
Duggins is also known to officers as a known methamphetamine dealer with pending methamphetamine delivery charges in Izard County.
Duggins gave officers consent to search the vehicle. A green Pall Mall Cigarette box containing a plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance was found in Duggins' purse.
Duggins admitted during the stop to being a methamphetamine dealer and had been doing so for approximately six months. She told officers she was doing it to supplement her income since she is living off survivor benefits. Duggins said at the time of the stop she was traveling to deliver the methamphetamine that was found in her vehicle.
She also gave officers consent to search her residence.
When officers arrived at the residence they found two occupants, identified as Lisa Oakley and Jason Roberson. Roberson told officers he had been living there and identified which bedroom belonged to him.
During the search of Roberson's room, officers discovered a blue backpack on his bed. A search of the backpack yielded a small black zipper pouch that contained a small plastic box with one bag crystalline substance, a snorting device, a metal cylinder container that had a green vegetable substance, a wood smoking device with burnt vegetable substance, a rubber smoking device with burnt vegetable substance, and a makeshift smoking device created with a metal pipe attached to a small light bulb that contained a white crystalline residue.
When Roberson was asked who the bag belonged to, Oakley spontaneously claimed it was hers.
The white crystalline substance that weighed less than 2 grams field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
A search of the residence also produced a tin can in the living room's coffee table drawer. The tin can contained two plastic bags of white crystalline substance. Also found in the drawer were multiple pieces of paraphernalia used to ingest methamphetamine.
Officers also found a plastic container in a cabinet in Duggins' bedroom.
The plastic container had one plastic bag with a white crystalline substance. Also in the container was a spoon with a white crystalline residue and five hypodermic needles. Officers found a used smoking device under Duggins' bed.
Oakley and Duggins were both transported to the Izard County Detention Center.
Duggins is charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, a class A felony, maintaining a drug premise, a class C felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
Oakley is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class C felony and possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to ingest methamphetamine, a class A misdemeanor.