FAYETTEVILLE — Three men and one woman were arrested Monday in the Magnuson Grand Hotel in connection with possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver and several other drug and weapon charges.
Lisa Selvey of Centerton and John Hensley, Tommy Maples and Don Parsons, all of Fayetteville, were arrested about 5 p.m. Monday in connection with possession of meth and other controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Hensley also was arrested in connection with possession of a defaced firearm, simultaneous possession of firearms and drugs, and theft by receiving.
All were being held Tuesday in the Washington County Detention Center.
Hensley was the original target of a 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force search warrant, according to preliminary arrest reports. Fayetteville officers suspected he was selling meth from a hotel room. When the officers arrived, they found at least four weapons, meth, several pills, marijuana and other items, according to the reports. Hensley was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond.
Officers found the three others in the room next door with a similar stash, according to the reports. Parsons is the youngest at 19, Hensley and Selvey are 23 and Maples is 28.
The meth was a large-crystal variety called “ice,” which suggests it was imported from Mexico or elsewhere instead of being made locally, Sgt. Craig Stout said. Investigators have seen increasing amounts of the imported variety in recent years as local production has fallen.
Drug task force members wouldn’t say if they were looking for others related to Monday’s arrests, but more arrests are always a possibility, Stout said.