Guns, drugs and moonshine seized in Stone Co.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR(KAIT) – Two people have been arrested in a Stone County drug bust wheremoonshine, drugs and guns were seized.

According to theStone County Sheriff's Office, the office was tipped off about a possible marijuanagrow and moonshine still from authorities in Searcy County on July 1. A searchwarrant was obtained by authorities in Stone County on July 2.

Several agencies searchedthe home of Clinton Howard, Sr. and Michelle Gallop at 1521 Old 66 Road near Oxley.

Police say theyfound marijuana growing inside and outside the home. Psilocybin mushroomsand hashish oils were found in the home as well.

Officers also founda moonshine still had been removed, but eight gallons of moonshine and items tomake the liquor were seized.

Twenty-one guns,some of which were assault rifles, were taken as well as $1,420 in cash.

Howard and Gallopface felony charges including:

  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms
  • Criminal use of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of schedule 1 narcotic and maintaining a drug premise
  • Possession of illicitly distilled untaxed liquor (moonshine)
  • Growing and manufacturing marijuana

Both Howard andGallop had bonds set at $50,000 each. Gallop has posted bonded while Howardremains in the Stone County Jail.

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