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Couple charged with exposing child to meth

Cynthia M. Platt (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Cynthia M. Platt (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
Mikel B. Short (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Mikel B. Short (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Deputies arrested two people on multiple drug charges, including exposing a child to meth, following a search of their home.

Baxter County sheriff’s deputies, along with officers from the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, conducted a probation compliance check on a home in the 600-block of County Road 508 near Midway.

During the search, according to Sheriff John Montgomery, officers found 5.6 grams of meth, some diazepam pills, a glass meth pipe, a set of scales and a metal spoon containing pieces of a crystal substance.

They also discovered a child living at the residence who had access to the areas containing the drugs and paraphernalia, the sheriff said. Montgomery did not release the child’s age.

Deputies arrested 45-year-old Mikel Blaine Short and 28-year-old Cynthia Marie Platt on suspicion of the following charges:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
  • Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance with purpose to Deliver – Felony
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
  • Exposure of Child to Methamphetamine – Felony

Both were released from the Baxter County Detention Center after posting $50,000 bond.

Investigators with the Mountain Home Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and the 14th Judicial Drug Task Force participated in the search and arrests, Montgomery said.

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