Two Twin Lakes Area residents and a Missouri man were arrested Tuesday evening after drugs, paraphernalia and a firearm were found during a traffic stop.
According to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, Cpl. Craig Gates stopped a GMC pickup on AR Highway 5 South for failing to use a turn signal.
Gates learned the driver, 32-year-old Joshua David Dunn of Norfork, was a parolee from the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections and had a search waver on file. Also in the vehicle were Kristy Sue Wood, 40, of Mountain Home and Joseph Michael Lopez, 36, of Republic, Mo. Wood was found to have an active arrest warrant for revocation of a suspended sentence.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located .4 grams of apparent methamphetamine and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine under the front passenger seat. Gates also located a .380 handgun, which Lopez allegedly claimed to have been in possession of. The release says none of the trio would claim responsibility for the drugs.
Dunn faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as a misdemeanor failure to signal charge. Wood also faces the same drug charges, as well as a felony revocation warrant. Lopez was charged with both drug offenses, as well as simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a felony.
Bond for Dunn and Wood was set at $2,500, with a no-bond hold for Wood on the revocation charges. Bond for Lopez was set at $5,000. Dunn and Wood remained incarcerated at the Baxter County Detention Center, while Lopez was released on bond the same day.
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