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Search Warrants Lead to Drug Arrests

      Left Photo, Andrew Hines: Right Photo Michael Brown

      On Saturday August 31 2013, Officers with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the Greers Ferry Police Department, acting on a tip, seized a suspected methamphetamine lab at a residence on Obrien drive by the ball parks in Greers Ferry.

      Officers received an anonymous tip and responded to the residence where they spoke with the home owner, while at the residence Officers were able to see enough items of contraband and signs of criminal activity to detain the home owner and obtain a search warrant.

      Officers then executed a search warrant on the home and were able to collect enough evidence to charge the home owner, Andrew Hines 50 of Greers Ferry, with Possession of paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Andrew Hines was transported to the Cleburne County Detention Center and given 50,000.00c/p bond.

      In this case, as well as many others, officers acted on a tip from the community in order to catch a crime in action. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you if you see a crime happening, or have information on a crime you can call the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office at 501-362-8143 or our anonymous tip line at 501-362-4607.

      On September 19, 2013 Cleburne County Narcotics and Criminal Investigators were able to obtain search warrants for two pieces of property in the Mud Cat Road area near Heber Springs.

      The first search warrant was executed at #10 River Bend Cove and the second at 291 Mud Cat rd. Both properties were owned or occupied by Michael Brown.  During the execution of the search warrants officers located suspected marijuana growing and several items of suspected drug paraphernalia.

      Michael Brown 60 of Heber Springs was arrested and booked into the Cleburne County Jail on Manufacturing Marijuana, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, and Maintaining Drug Premise. Mr. Brown was given a bond of 50,000.00 c/p.


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