Police: Bag of drugs in front yard leads to five arrests | Crime
Police serving a search warrant at a house in Blytheville apparently didn’t even have to enter the home to find drugs. They say they found a bag of crack cocaine in the front yard.
Officers with the Second Judicial Drug Task Forces, along with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department, Blytheville and Osceola Police Departments and parole and probation officers executed a search warrant on Friday, July 20, at a home in the 2300-block of Kenwood in Blytheville.
When investigators arrived at the home they reportedly found Nico Hill, Antonio Luster, Kendrick Sinwick, Markese Durden and Rakeem Harris standing in the front yard. Officers say they also found a “plastic baggie of suspected crack cocaine lying on the ground.” Nothing was found when officers searched the home. All five men were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver (crack cocaine).
Durden was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver (hydrocodone) after investigators say a parole search of his home in the 1700-block of Chickasawba turned up a bottle containing 56 suspected hydrocodone tablets.
In an unrelated case, Anglia Hogard of Blytheville faces the same charge after police say they found 127 hydrocodone tablets in her car.
According to the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, Sgt. Delbert Carter of the Manila Police Department arrested Hogard after receiving information she was driving under the influence and hit another car in Monette.
After she reportedly failed a field sobriety test, Sgt. Carter arrested her on suspicion of DWI (drugs). He then searched her car and reported finding the pills and a switchblade knife.
In addition to possession Hogard was charged with DWI, no liability insurance, expired vehicle license and carrying certain prohibited weapons (switchblade knife). She is currently free on $25,000 bond.
Photos provided by the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office.