A Hardy couple faces drug charges after police searched their home Jan. 18 for stolen goods.
Clyde Scott Griffin, 45, and Theresa Ann Kennedy, 38, are both charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana, a class C felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and theft by receiving, a class C felony.
Officers with the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Arkansas State Police searched Griffin's home on Bernard Lane after learning that items stolen from a home in Fulton County might be stored at the home, said Wendall Jines, special agent with the Arkansas State Police.
When officers arrived at the home around 11:30 a.m. officers secured both Griffin and Kennedy.
While searching the two, police found Griffin had money in his hand along with a small plastic bag containing one gram of methamphetamine, Jines said.While searching the house officers found a black Pathfinder bag, a Buck knife, an Alaskan bush two-knife set, Brinkman Q beam light, camouflage gun case and another knife -- all items that were reported stolen from the Fulton County burglary, Jines said.
Officers also found $755 in cash and methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the bedroom and master bathroom of the home, Jines said.
"Scott Griffin stated to officers he had knowledge of additional stolen property from the Fulton County burglary of which he and Kennedy had sold firearms and property to other persons," Jines said.
Officers then located and recovered other stolen items, including seven firearms, tools and hunting accessories, Jines said.
"Kennedy told officers she had knowledge of the stolen property and did trade methamphetamine for the stolen items from Billy Griggs who has confessed to the burglary in Fulton County," Jines said.
The two remain in the Sharp County Jail in lieu of $45,000 bonds.