by Shannon Cay
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – A concentrated effort by several law enforcement agencies leads to four people from Mountain Home being arrested last week for outstanding violations and meth amphetamines.
The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says when officers used a search warrant at the four suspect’s homes, they found methamphetamine resulting in additional charges.
The press release from the Baxter County Department says 27-year-old Henry Nielson from Mountain Home was first wanted by authorities for hindering apprehension or prosecution charges, but authorities say they found meth, paraphernalia, and illegal guns at his house on Thursday.
Similarly, the press release says 20-year-old Sheena Wainscott and 35-year-old Gerald Morris, both from Mountain Home, were also arrested during the crackdown.
Wainscott is looking at possession of meth, paraphernalia, illegal guns, as well as the revocation of her bench warrant, not paying court fines, and contempt of court, according to jail logs.
Morris was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on Thursday too with charges of possession of meth and another controlled substance.
Authorities say 31-year-old Tabitha Northern from Mountain Home was also taken into custody during the apprehension effort for delivery of meth, unlawful use of a cell phone, distribution of a controlled substance near a certain place, and failure to appear in court.
The Arkansas Department of Corrections, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department, the Mountain Home Police Department, and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force all helped with this operation.