MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second time in as many weeks a Mammoth Spring man is being held pending drug related charges.
Officers with the Mammoth Spring Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the Samuel Noakes residence at 704 River Bend Road in Mammoth Spring, March 19, at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said they received information from the Thayer Police Department that Noakes was seen multiple times during the day of March 19 purchasing items from Thayer Wal-Mart. The items could be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. This led to the execution of a search warrant.
"When we arrived at the Noakes residence we broke the door in and observed Noakes throwing some type of flammable liquid in a glass jar in the fireplace," Davis said.
He said Mammoth Spring Fire and Rescue was called and helped secure the residence from a possible dangerous fire situation.
Davis said several pre-cursers were found at the Noakes homes including Coleman camp fuel and acetone. He said untested white substance and a hypodermic needle were also found.
As of presstime Noakes is being held in the Fulton County Jail at Salem pending formal charges.
Two weeks ago Noakes and two others were charged with drug offenses at the same residence. He was released from the Fulton County Jail after posting a $65,000 bond.
Davis said Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler helped in the search and seizure of Noakes and the evidence.