An Independence County parolee was found to be in possession of a controlled substance during a home visit by probation and parole officers.
Officers Brian Gould and Cory McCullough made a home visit in Sulphur Rock to the residence of 53-year-old Todd Wayne Bales. During the visit, Bales was found to have a clear hard plastic container in his left front pocket with a blue crystal substance inside of it.
Officer Kyle Tucker was called to the address where he field tested the substance which tested positive as methamphetamine.
Bales was taken to the Independence County Jail where he was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
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