MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring man, Russ Neal McMurtrey, has been charged with several felony drug counts resulting from an ongoing investigation by the Mammoth Spring Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force.
Officers executed a search warrant on the McMurtrey residence on North 16th Street in Mammoth Spring Aug. 16.
McMurtrey, 31, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, possession of a drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and bringing a prohibited substance, methamphetamine, into a correctional facility.
According to authorities, items used to manufacture methamphetamine, including camp fire fuel, phosphorous, coffee filters and containers with off-white granular substances in them, were found during the search of McMurtrey's residence.
A small quantity of methamphetamine was found inside McMurtrey's cap while he was being booked at the Fulton County Jail, said Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis.
Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis, officer Jamie Turnbough and reserve officer Curtis Scott assisted in the investigation, surveillance and arrest of McMurtrey.
Fulton County officers involved were deputies Scott Holloway and Jim Griffen.
McMurtrey is being held in the Fulton County Jail at Salem with a bond set at $50,000. He is scheduled to appear in Fulton County Associate Circuit Court Sept. 6 for arraignment.
In a related arrest, Samuel R. Noakes, 25, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 16 and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Noakes allegedly sold methamphetamine to an undercover member of the Drug Task Force at Mammoth Spring State Park. Noakes posted $25,000 bond and is also scheduled to be in court Sept. 6 for arraignment.