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A Buffalo man and woman were each charged last week in Dallas County Circuit Court with three felony counts — possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; maintaining a public nuisance; and possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 30.

Johnny R. Swigart, 45, and Buffy M. Owens, 42, both of Buffalo, allegedly manufactured and possessed methamphetamine at a residence at 740 E. Madison in Buffalo. They also allegedly did this while a minor child was present in the home.

Swigart’s bond was set at $60,000, and Owens’ bond was set at $50,000.

In his probable cause statement, Buffalo Police Chief Curtis Mayfield reported that on Sept. 30 at approximately 12:15 p.m. he responded to the residence of Buffy Owens at 740 E. Madison to assist the Division of Family Services with a hotline report.

When Mayfield entered the house, Owens was advised by family services that there had been a report made on the residence for unsanitary living conditions as well as a possible meth lab. Owens gave consent to search the residence and said there was no meth lab there, according to the report.

While checking the residence, Chief Mayfield found a juvenile girl sleeping on the living room couch, and Owens said that was her daughter. In the kitchen Chief Mayfield located a male subject who appeared to be asleep on a cot, and he was identified as Johnny Swigart.

Near where Swigart was lying, police located a piece of cellophane which contained a coffee filter, two white saucers containing a white powder substance identified as methamphetamine and a broken knife blade, the report said.

According to the report, Owens said she used the plates to “vamp” the meth from the coffee filter. She allegedly explained that vamping is a term used to describe the process of extracting meth from the filter for use. Also located in the kitchen were three used syringes as well as various pieces of drug paraphernalia, including a plastic funnel, glass bowls with residue, metal spoons with residue, two partially melted plastic bottles and liquid Drano. Chief Mayfield said the residue located on the items field tested positive for the presence of meth.

Believing that they had located items used to manufacture meth, officers asked Dallas County sheriff’s meth-lab technician, Deputy Vic Barber, to respond to the location to assist. Deputy Barber confirmed that the items were in fact a meth lab.

Swigart said that the white powder substance that law enforcement officers had seized was methamphetamine, the report said. He allegedly confirmed that all of the contraband found in the house belonged to him and that he injects meth into his arms and often injects it into Owens’ arms.

He, too, explained the vamping process and said Owens’ juvenile daughter was present when they vamped meth. According to the report, Owens said her daughter was asleep on the living room floor when the vamping took place.

 

 

 

 

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