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Drugs and paraphernalia found in Region 8 home

Markie Randle (Source: Forrest City Police Department) Markie Randle (Source: Forrest City Police Department)
Tasha Holloway (Source: Forrest City Police Department) Tasha Holloway (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – Two Forrest City residents were arrested after officers said they found drugs and paraphernalia inside their home.

Officer with the Forrest City Police Department said they executed a search warrant at the home of Markie Randle, 35, and Tasha Holloway, 27, at 712 Cherry St.

During the search, officers said they found a plastic bag containing 14 individual packages of Crack Cocaine weighing approximately 1.9 gram, a small amount of Marijuana, scales, plastic baggies, and a loaded hi-point 9mm gun. 

Randle was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver near certain facilities (crack cocaine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by certain person, and simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm. A parole warrant was issued for Randle.

Holloway had no prior arrests and was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver near certain facilities (crack cocaine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were scheduled to appear in St. Francis District Court.

Randle does have a criminal history for drug possession and is currently on parole for drug charges.

The Forrest City Police Department thanks the neighborhood residents for the information they provided, and asks that anytime someone witnesses or suspects drug selling to contact Forrest City Police Department at (870) 633-3434 or Crime Stoppers at (870) 261-1499.

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