The Paris Police Department has had an active October when it comes to filing drug charges, according to incident reports released last week.
Reports show that through the first 11 days of the month, PPD officers have filed 16 drug charges.
Names of those charged are being withheld pending formal charges being filed, according to Paris Police Chief John O’Brien.
The string of arrests began on Oct. 4. That’s when a 27-year-old Paris man was charged with possession of less than two grams of a schedule I on II narcotic. The charge is a felony. The arrest came after the man was stopped for having no license plate on his vehicle. According to the incident report, when officers approached the vehicle after making the stop, they detected the “strong odor of burnt marijuana” coming from inside the vehicle. In a search of the vehicle, officers found a pill of Adderall, a schedule II controlled substance. The pill was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis.
On Oct. 5, a 36-year-old Paris man was charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
In searching a home on Mary Street, officers found a spoon containing cotton and residue and a cut piece of a drinking straw. The spoon residue and the cut straw tested positive for methamphetamine. Those items have been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis, according to the incident report.
On Oct. 7, a 27-year-old Greenwood man was charged with felony possession of less than two grams of a schedule I or II narcotic and misdemeanor speeding and driving on a suspended license. A PPD officer stopped the car the man was driving for speeding on West Walnut Street.
In a search of the vehicle, officers found a plastic baggie containing a white, crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The baggie and contents have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis.
On Oct. 8, a 24-year-old Paris man was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to use seat belts. The man was stopped for failure to have a functioning license plate light at the corner of North Elm and North Main streets. During a search of the vehicle, officers found two glass marijuana pipes, a glass jar and two plastic bags with marijuana residue.
Also on Oct. 8, a 35-year-old female from Paris and a 36 year-old male resident of New Blaine were charged with nine drug or drug-related felonies after a traffic stop was conducted in the parking lot of a Paris restaurant. In a search of the vehicle, numerous items of drug paraphernalia and drugs were found, according to incident reports.
On Oct. 11, a 37-year-old Paris female was charged with misdemeanor possession of less than 28 grams of a schedule IV or V narcotic.
The woman was found by officers lying face down in a flower bed. According to incident reports, a narcotic was found in her possession.
Also on Oct. 11, a 53-year-old Paris resident was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession less than four ounces of a schedule VI narcotic. Following a traffic stop, a search of a vehicle yielded a object with a brown liquid substance that had the “odor of marijuana,” according to the incident report.