Parolee with search waiver arrested in Marcella

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A woman who lives on Slatey Point Loop in the Marcella area of Stone County called police to say there was a man in her house who wasn’t supposed to be there.

Upon arrival, deputies from the Stone County Sheriff’s Office were told the woman had memory issues and the man, identified as Richie Lee McCarroll (pictured), 28, had been living there for several days with the female, who told deputies that was correct, according to information from the Stone County Circuit Court.

Turns out, the officers found that McCarroll is an active parolee and has a search waiver on file. After the deputies called his parole officer, the officer said McCarroll was not supposed to be at that address.

Upon questioning, McCarroll admitted to the recent use of meth. Deputies took him into custody for drug use. A search of the area located a pouch that contained four syringes, a set of digital scales, and two baggies of what tested positive as meth, the court info said.

McCarroll was taken to jail and charged with three felonies:  possession of meth with the purpose to deliver; possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use meth; and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to prepare meth.

McCarroll is also being tried as a habitual offender, having previously been convicted of more than one, but less than four felonies.

His bond was set at $2,500.

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