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Three arrested on drug charges

Friday, March 16, 2007

MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Thayer man and a Mammoth Spring man and woman were arrested last week on felony possession of drug charges.

Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said Samuel R. Noakes, 26, of Mammoth Spring has been charged with felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, felony intent to manufacture methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of several ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Jesse C. Gardner, 29, of Thayer has been charged with felony possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Autumn F. Manes, 27, of Mammoth Spring was also charged with felony possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia

Davis said he and officer Jamie Turnbough, as well as officers from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department arrived at Noakes residence, located at 704 River View Road in Mammoth Spring, March 8 at approximately 7 p.m.

"When we arrived at Noakes home we observed Noakes, Garner and Manes in the kitchen area of the home. They appeared to be smoking meth from a glass light bulb that was on the kitchen counter," Davis said.

He said as he and the other officers entered the house, Noakes dropped the light bulb on the floor, and Gardner lunged to the couch and attempted to conceal something under his leg. "I ordered him to show his hands and secured a plastic bag of green leafy substance that I believed to be marijuana," Davis said.

The officers said they also observed a plate with pills on it, a razor blade and a packet of white powder that appeared to be meth.

He said there was also a black bag on the counter that contained scales, a bag of more pills, a hypodermic needle, another bag of assorted pills, three bags of a white powdery substance, a small bag of residue, one torch lighter, one small vile, and one black bottle with residue.

Officer Turnbough secured Noakes and while searching him found a metal tin that contained three bags of suspected meth, one bag of red phosphorous and one bag of suspected marijuana.

BLACK BAG:A black bag containing scales, a bag of pills, a hypodermic needle, three bags of a white powdery substance and other drug related items were found by officers at a residence.
Officers also retrieved Coleman camp fuel, coffee filters, a police scanner, two way radios, a blond hair wig, bolt cutters, acetone, various meth lab components, a straw with meth residue on it and various other drug pipes and drug paraphernalia located throughout the house.

Noakes bonded out of the Fulton County Jail March 10 after posting a $40,000 bond plus an additional $25,000 for a probation violation. Gardner bonded out of jail March 10 after posting a $15,000 bond.

Manes is being held at the women's facility in Sharp County pending possible charges from Oregon County.

No court date has been set for any of the three.

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