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Traffic stops lead to multiple drug arrests

Donald Johnson (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Department) Donald Johnson (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Department)
Destiny Mead (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Department) Destiny Mead (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Department)

Greene County sheriff's deputies conducted multiple drug arrests over the weekend.

The first incident occurred off of Greene County Road 715 shortly after 2 p.m. Friday.

According to the report, a blue Nissan Xterra was pulled over for not having a valid license plate.

The deputy noticed the driver of the vehicle, 68-year-old Donald Johnson, was an active probationer.

A probation search was conducted.

A small bag of suspected methamphetamine was found in the front passenger seat floor. The report said $1,611 was also found. 

The deputy then placed Johnson under arrest along with his passengers, 45-year-old Todd Shipman and 42-year-old Kenneth Myrick.

All three men were taken to the Greene County Detention Center.

The second drug arrest happened shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of East Lake Street and North 5th Avenue in Paragould.

According to the report, two women, 20-year-old Destiny Mead and 26-year-old Samantha Shelby were reportedly on their way to 7th Street because their friend was having a medical issue.

The deputy checked with dispatch to confirm the story, only to discover Mead had two active warrants through the city of Paragould under the last name Boswell.

The deputy put Mead under arrest then searched the vehicle. 

He found a purse that contained multiple pills including Oxycodone, Carisoprodol, Diazepam, Clonazepam and Alprazolam.

The report states Mead denied the purse belonged to her at first, but later confessed to owning it. 

Mead is charged with two counts of possession of Schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance with purpose to deliver, five counts of possession of controlled Substance 4 or 5 and driving without a driver’s license.

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