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Two separate home visits end with arrests; drugs and related paraphernalia found

Two separate home visits have resulted in arrests and the discovery of drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, Independence County authorities say.

The first home visit was conducted on a man identified as Jesse Roberts (pictured below), 29, on Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Tate was called to Roberts residence by Arkansas Community Corrections officer Corey McCullough after they found a white crystalline substance inside of a grey plastic storage container, according to the incident report.

Authorities also found glass smoking pipes and a set of digital scales containing residue similar to the substance found inside the same storage container.

Roberts claimed all the items found, the report said. The substance and residue field-tested positive as methamphetamine.

Roberts is facing felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roberts is currently behind bars on a $5,000 bond.

During another home visit on a man identified as Roy Hogans, 51, authorities found a green glass smoking device in plain sight containing burnt residue and usable amount of a white crystalline substance, which later field-tested positive as methamphetamine, according to the report.

Hogans denied ownership of the pipe, telling authorities it belonged to his brother, but he also admitted he had used it before, the report said.

Hogans and his girlfriend, who was present at the time, also admitted to smoking methamphetamine within the last 24 hours with another individual, authorities report.

Hogans was arrested and is facing two felonies, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and he will be charged as a habitual offender due to this record of felony convictions.

Hogans’ bond was set at $10,000.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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