What began Sept. 5 as an attempt by Izard County Sheriff's Department to serve an absconder warrant resulted in a two day operation involving executing search warrants and the arrest of three people and charges being prepared against three others.
The residence of Greg Lynn, who is wanted on a department of correction absconder warrant and who is still at large, was searched along with other residential structures on the same property. Found on this property were the components of a methamphatmine lab, marijuana plants, finished marijuana product, drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Arrested in connection with these findings were Larry D. Powell, 50, of Dolph and Linda L. Mooney, 52, of the same address. Each have been charged with three criminal counts to include, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class "B" felony, two class "C" felonies including possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Judge Tim Weaver set bond for Powell and Mooney at $10,000 each. Both remain in the Izard County Detention Facility.
A search warrant was executed on Saturday at a nearby residence where like items were found in addition to ammonia nitrate, dynamite, igniting fuel and blasting caps. Harold Wade Sanders, 47, of Dolph was charged with six criminal counts to include the manufacture of methamphetamine, a class "Y" felony, manufacture of a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana, a class "C" felony, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class "C" felony, possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, a class "C" felony, possession of an explosive device, a class "C" felony and possession of methamphetamine, a class "C" felony. Judge Tim Weaver set bond for Sanders in the amount of $25,000. Sanders remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.
Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas Game and Fish Officers, and the aviation unit of the Baxter County Sheriff's Department participated in this weekend operation. Sheriff Lawrence also stated that he anticipated three additional arrests as the result of this weekends operation. Sheriff Lawrence also said that suspect items on nearby land will be fully investigated which could lead to the arrest beyond the anticipated three additional arrests.