An early morning raid on a local residence Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two men and two women on multiple felony charges after 2.4 ounces of meth, numerous pills, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded gun were allegedly found.
Steven Eugene Watson, 50, Roger Wayne Alred, 52, Cassandra Marie Morris, 27, and April May Walker, 38, who all listed 117 Mountain View St. as their address, were taken into custody at the residence shortly after 6 a.m. and each charged with possession of meth with purpose to deliver, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, three counts of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, involving pills and marijuana, punishable by six to 10 years in prison, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, punishable by six to 20 years in prison and up to one year in jail.
Watson, Alred and Morris were also each charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, punishable by up to life in prison, and unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate certain crimes, punishable by up to 20 years.
Watson, Alred and Morris remained in custody Thursday on zero bond and Walker was being held on bonds totaling $27,000 and all three are set to appear today in Garland County District Court.
According to the probable cause affidavit, detectives with the Hot Springs Police Department's Special Investigations Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the Mountain View residence and detained all four suspects inside.
In searching the residence, the detectives allegedly found 68.2 grams, or 2.4 ounces, of meth located throughout the house in 10 bags of varying amounts ranging from 5.3 grams to 0.5 gram.
They also reportedly located a loaded Luger 9-mm pistol, seven meth bongs or pipes, two digital scales, numerous plastic bags, including several with meth residue, a narcotics grinder with residue, five marijuana pipes, five hydrocodone pills, five tramadol pills, 16.2 grams of marijuana, several new and used syringes, a spoon with meth residue, two security cameras, and mail addressed to Watson and Alred at the residence.
According to the Garland County assessor's office, the property is owned by someone else and is located 580 feet from the Triumph Temple of Deliverance Church in the 200 block of Gardner Street.
Local on 01/11/2019
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