A half dozen people are facing drug related charges after incidents that occurred in Booneville on Dec. 12 and 13.
Booneville Police Chief Al Brown said last week the charges are all connected.
On Dec. 13 a search warrant was executed at a Second Street residence resulting in charges against one man and two women.
The two women, Elizabeth Ellan Carol Helt, 23, whose residence matched the address on the search warrant, and Jordon Paige Kennedy, 22, were arrested. Charges are also set for Cory Brewer, 32, who was not present when the warrant was executed because he had been arrested in Scott County, according to arrest warrant affidavits for Helt and Kennedy.
The women were found on a mattress in the floor and beside them was a Rossi 223 single shot rifle with a scope attached, arrest warrant affidavits state. Seized during the search were a small baggie containing a white residue, several plastic wrappers and baggies containing a green leafy substance which appeared to be marijuana, items identified as drug paraphernalia throughout the residence and a four camera video surveillance system.
Brewer, Kennedy and Helt are all charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
The simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms charge is a Class Y felony punishable upon conviction by not less than 10 years nor more than 40 years or life in prison. The possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia charges are Class D felonies punishable upon conviction by up to six years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000.
In addition to possible charges in his Scott County arrest Brewer, Brown said, is also wanted out of the state of California’s Department of Corrections.
Brown said four of those charged moved here from California.
After being handcuffed to a bench at the Booneville Police Department Helt allegedly slipped her hand out of the cuffs and fled, leading to a third degree escape charge. According to an arrest warrant affidavit for the charge she was re-apprehended about 30 minutes later.
The escape charge is a Class C felony punishable upon conviction by three to 10 years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000.
Also on Dec. 13 two BPD officers approached Ahmad Mobarak, also known as Adam Barr, 30, at a local convenience store, to serve a misdemeanor warrant. According to the arrest warrant Mobarak attempted to flee and the officers used physical force to detain and cuff him.
After Mobarak was booked into the jail the transporting officer found two small baggies containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and another plastic baggie containing 26 pills identified as alprazolam.
Mobarak is charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and resisting arrest. The possession with intent to deliver charge is a Class C felony punishable upon conviction by three to 10 years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000. The controlled substance possession and resisting arrest charges are Class A misdemeanors.
Mobarak, also listed as Adam Barr, along with Tiffany Michelle Draper, 35, is also facing a charge of delivery of methamphetamine for an alleged sale of narcotics to a confidential informant through an undercover 15th Judicial Drug Task Force and BPD operation at an Eighth Street residence.
An enhancement for the alleged transaction occurring within 1,000 feet of a church is being sought against Mobarak and Draper.
On Dec. 12, a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by Gina Lynn Maria, 53, of Booneville, resulted in charges of possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a weapon against Rebecca Raylene Fox, 32, of Magazine.
Fox was allegedly in possession of two syringes and a small plastic baggie with a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. There were also several other small Ziplock baggies. Both women also had a club within reach, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The intent to deliver charge is a Class C felony punishable upon conviction by three to 10 years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000. The paraphernalia charge is a Class D felony punishable upon conviction by up to six years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000. The carrying a weapon charge is a Class A misdemeanor.
When booked into the jail Maria was allegedly found in possession of a small plastic Ziplock bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana leading to a charge of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance in addition to the carrying a weapon charge.
Both charges against Maria are misdemeanors.
Maria is listed on two other cases as Gina Barr and also known as Gina Canales-Maria in which she is charged with delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine for alleged sales of narcotics to a confidential informant working with the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force in late November and early December.
The charge in each case is a Class C felony punishable upon conviction by three to 10 years in prison and or a fine of up to $10,000. In each case an enhancement is sought because the alleged sales occurred within 1,000 feet of a church.