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Drug charges filed against three

Thursday, March 1, 2007

A rural Ash Flat man and two people at his home were arrested Feb. 18 and booked into the Sharp County Jail.

Gary Poston, 54, of rural Ash Flat is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony.

Lee Harmon, 34, of Franklin is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; simultaneous possession of a controlled substance and firearms, a class Y felony; and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.

Bethany Sims, 38, of Thayer, Mo., is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony.

Sharp County Deputy Jeremy Rose and Reserve Officer Brian Coble went to Poston's home on Dry Bone Road Feb. 18 after Coble learned Sims had been staying at Poston's home, said Sharp County Detective Mark Counts.

When the two officers arrived, Poston took the two to a bedroom where Sims was hiding under the bed with Harmon, Counts said.

While searching Harmon, Rose found a set of scales in a coat pocket, Counts said. Officers also found a small plastic bag of marijuana and a brass pipe with burnt residue inside Harmon's pants pocket, Counts said.

While speaking to Harmon, Coble noticed a spoon with residue and a loaded needle laying on the dresser, Counts said. Poston gave the officers permission to search his home.

During the search Rose found a loaded .22-caliber pistol, which Harmon said was his, in the bathroom, Counts said. A plastic bottle containing ice methamphetamine was located on the dresser, Counts said. A bag of ice methamphetamine was also found on the bathroom sink, he said.

When officers arrested Harmon, he admitted he had another bag of marijuana in his truck, Counts said. Officers searched the truck and confiscated the marijuana, he said.

Harmon and Sims were transported to the Sharp County Jail in patrol cars. Poston followed in his personal car. Once at the jail, Coble asked all three to take a urine drug test. They all tested positive for methamphetamine, Counts said.



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