Izard County man jailed after authorities discover over $40,000 worth of meth


A Pineville man is in the Izard County Jail after authorities say they found meth with a street value worth around $44,000 at a residence in the Dolph community.

The arrest of Amos L. Parnell (pictured), 43, came after a search warrant of the residence was executed Tuesday, Sept. 1. The execution of the warrant came after an investigation into illicit drug activity in Izard County by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday morning.

Parnell was at the residence at the time the warrant was executed, the statement said.

The warrant was served by deputies of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, agents of the 16th District Drug Task Force, probation/parole officers with Arkansas Community Corrections, and K-9 officers from the North Central Unit of Arkansas Department of Corrections.

The sheriff’s department says items seized from in and around the residence included:

  • 1.17 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of around $44,000
  • $3,243 in cash
  • A .9mm handgun
  • And three marijuana plants.

Parnell was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a controlled substance, methamphetamine, 200 grams or more, a Class Y felony
  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, a Class Y felony.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to analyze methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia with a purpose to ingest methamphetamine, a Class D felony
  • Maintaining a drug premise, a Class C felony.
  • Unlawful use of a communication device, a Class D felony.
  • Manufacturing a Schedule XI controlled substance, namely marijuana, a Class D felony.
  • And possession of a firearm by certain persons, a Class D felony.

Parnell is also being charged as a habitual offender.

He is currently being held in the Izard County Jail pending a Department of Corrections parole hold and faces a $100,000 bond on the new charges.

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