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14 arrested, charged in connection to major drug bust in Pocahontas

Karen Velilla (Source: Randolph County Jail) Karen Velilla (Source: Randolph County Jail)
Tim Dover (Source: Randolph County Jail) Tim Dover (Source: Randolph County Jail)
Christopher Peoples (Source: Randolph County Jail) Christopher Peoples (Source: Randolph County Jail)

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -  A total of 14 people have been arrested and charged during a drug investigation that lasted six months.

Five arrests were made March 6 when Randolph County authorities busted a major drug operation in Pocahontas.

Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble said the sheriff's department, Pocahontas Police Department, the Third Judicial Drug Task Force and Arkansas State Police found meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms at a home in Pocahontas in connection to the investigation.

On Monday information on several more arrests were released by Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Those arrested and charged include: 

 

  • David Glen Spears of Ravenden Springs.  Spears was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Synthetic “K-2” Marijuana, a Class D felony and one count of Near Certain Facilities.
  • Christopher Charles Peoples of Pocahontas.  Peoples was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Hydrocodone, a Class C felony.
  • Timothy Allen Dover of Pocahontas.  Dover was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Hydrocodone, a Class C felony.
  • Karen Vanessa Velilla of Pocahontas.  Velilla was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Hydrocodone, a Class C felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine, a Class C felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class B felony; Possession of Marijuana a Class A misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Steven Phillip Velilla of Pocahontas.  Velilla was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Methadone, a Class C felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class B felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine, a Class C felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class D felony; Possession of Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Class a misdemeanor.
  • James Devon Rolland of Maynard.  Rolland was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine, a Class C felony; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver more than 10 grams, a Class A felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine, a Class B felony; Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, a Class Y felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class B felony and Possession of Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Kenneth Paul Garrett of Pocahontas.  Garrett was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine more than 2 grams, a Class B felony with the enhancement of Near Certain Facilities.
  • Theresa Marie Lewis Russell of Black Rock.  Lewis was charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine (Adderall), a Class B felony; Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Carisoprodol (Soma), a Class D felony with three counts enhanced by Near Certain Facilities.
  • Shawn M. Green of Hoxie.  Green was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Hydrocodone, a Class C felony.
  • Ronnie Lee Moore, Jr. of Powhatan.  Moore was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Valium, a Class D felony with two enhancements of Near Certain Facilities.
  • Karrie Ward of Powhatan.  Ward was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Morphine, a Class C felony.
  • Jack Hampton of Black Rock.  Hampton was charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Valium, a Class D felony.
  • Paul Eugene Jackson of Black Rock.  Jackson was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Methamphetamine, a Class C felony. 
  • Michael J. Foley of Paragould.  Foley was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Valium, a Class D felony.

 

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