Leachville police make drug arrests

Friday, April 8, 2005
Leachville Police recoverd a plastic bag containing 20 rocks of crack cocaine and another bag containing two rocks. (photo provided)

Leachvile police arrested three suspects and seized a total of 22 rocks of crack cocaine Wednesday, March 30.

According to Chief Ken Womack, he made a traffic stop on Leachville south main street. Chief Womack and Lt. Keith Evans asked the driver and two passengers to exit the car.

The driver was later identified as Jermaine Riley, 27. The passengers were Ronald Vance, 30, and Aaron Shannon, 47.

Chief Womack asked the backseat passenger (Shannon) his name, the subject mumbled and Womack was able to see a clear plastic bag in his mouth.

Chief Womack was able to recover one plastic bag containing 20 rocks of crack cocaine and another plastic bag which contained two rocks of crack cocaine. The substance field tested positive for cocaine.

All three subjects were then transported to the Leachville Police Department where they were identified. Vance was also charged with obstructing governmental operations due to the fact he gave the wrong name a number of times. All three suspects were on parole.

Womak also discovered that Vance was wanted in Blytheville for felony breaking and entering.

The three were transported to the Mississippi County Detention Center for housing.

A bond hearing was held on Thursday. Bond was set at $25,000 each.

Womack said all three have parole holds on them, also.

"More than likely, we will be called to testify in a revocation hearing on the parole hold," Womack said.

Womack said he is anticipating more arrests in the future.

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