Local woman arrested on Meth charges

Posted: 9th July 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Paragould woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.According to a probable cause affidavit, a Paragould police dispatcher received more than 30 911 calls where a person asking for medical assistance could be heard, but the dispatcher could not gather enough information to determine a location or an address. Eventually, the operator determined the victim was at 610 South 8th Avenue and dispatched medical personnel and officers to that address, the affidavitsaid.

The affidavit said officers met 54-year-old Goldie R. Hutson at a small apartment at that address. When officers stated the nature of their business to Hutson, she denied that anyone was present in the apartment, according to the affidavit. However when officers told Hutson that a dispatcher had heard someone asking for help, Hutson allowed officers into the apartment where they found a man complaining of chest and abdominal pains, the affidavit said. The affidavit did not state the man’s name and PPD did not release it. The affidavit said the man was sweating profusely, his pupils were dilating and he had a bounding heart rate. The man was taken to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and officers later discovered he had a number of outstanding warrants both locally and outside the state, according to the affidavit.
Hutson mug

The affidavit said officers immediately noticed drugs and paraphernalia scattered in plain view while in the apartment. Police obtained a search warrant for the apartment and seized several articles of drug paraphernalia including scales, baggies, hemostats and pipes, the affidavit said. The affidavit said officers also found 56 grams of a substance that tested positive as a form of methamphetamine in four separate packages as well as a number of tablets of undetermined nature and a small amount of marijuana. Officers also seized $10,962.80, a ledger and a second safe which was secured and held pending an additional warrant, the affidavit said.

Both Hutson and the male suspect are being held in Greene County Jail. Bond for Hutson was set at $100,000.


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