Three separate cases filed Thursday in Stone County Circuit Court


Three separate cases were filed in Stone County Circuit Court Thursday, Jan. 10 — two of which involved illegal drugs while the other case involved burglary and theft.

Robert L. Cochran, 46, is charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia — namely scales to test or analyze crystal meth.

Charges against Cochran were filed after a parole home visit by Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds and three deputies.

Officers found 28 grams of meth, empty baggies for packaging, and a set of digital scales, according to records.

The other drug-related case involved a disturbance to which sheriff deputies were called to at a residence on Toms Road in Stone County, Jan. 7. The caller was Amber L. Wallis, according to Bonds, who said that Larry L. Hunter was at the residence and had their small children, ages 2 and 5, and would not let her have them. Upon arrival, Hunter was found lying on a bed in the residence and was taken into custody. Officers found drug paraphernalia in the room that is used to ingest methamphetamine. Hunter is also wanted on felony warrants out of Craighead County.

After finding Wallis in the wood hiding from Hunter, authorities also took her into custody.  She was wanted on misdemeanor and felony warrants out of Stone County.

Hunter has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony. His bond was set at $10,000.

And Randall C. Mclain, 53, is charged with residential burglary and theft of a firearm after an incident in December at the Anthony Haynes residence on Blue Ridge Drive in Stone County.

The money ($150) received from pawning the firearm stolen from the Haynes residence was used by Mclain and two others to purchase methamphetamine in Newport, according to authorities. Mclain’s bond was set at $30,000.

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