Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger requested money to buy drugs April 14 at the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting.
Dillinger submitted a request to the Fulton County Quorum Court for $5,000 to be given to the the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force for special operations, $2,000 of which had already been set aside for the sheriff's department.
According to Fulton County Treasurer Larry Humphries, in 2000, the county set up a sheriff's drug fund.
"In 2004, they came back and amended that ordinance to say it couldn't have over $10,000 in it at any one time," he said.
The debated issue involved was concerning where the money was to come from and how it was to be administrated.
After a debate that lasted the majority of the meeting, it was decided that the drug task force would receive the funding. Humphries said the sheriff's department received a check April 16 for the amount of $5,000.
In other business, Dillinger appointed Tom Hanselman to the position of Fulton County Chief Deputy and asked the quorum court for $2,000 to be added to Hanselman's salary for the year.
"We have $2,026 we won't be using this year. I would like $2,000 put in his salary for this year," Dillinger said.
The court decided to apply the $2,000 starting as of January saying that two-thirds of the $2,000 would apply to the remaining two-thirds of the year in the amount of $1,320.
Angela Richmond addressed the court regarding the Fulton County Hospital's liability insurance.
She requested the hospital borrow the money for a 10 month insurance plan. The lender would be First Security Bank in Mountain Home at 5.5 percent. "That will save us almost $1,000 in the payment. Last year the payments were $7,177 a month," Richmond said. The court unanimously approved the loan.
A grant was received for Tri-County Recycling to purchase a new pickup truck. Fulton County received the check for $13,968.75. The court appropriated the money and will give it to the center to pay off the bank loan.