Two Sharp County men were arrested July 20 in separate incidents by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department for drug charges.
The investigation showed that James had a previous history of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine. When investigator's spoke to James, he admitted to having methamphetamine in his residence. A search warrant was obtained and served. 0.8 grams of methamphetamine was located in the residence along with drug paraphernalia.
James was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class C felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony. James is currently being held in the Sharp County Jail.
In a separate incident, another drug arrest resulted from a joint investigation involving the Sharp County Sheriff's office and the Drug Task Force of the Third judicial district.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence of John D. Brown at 948 Highway 115 in Cave City. In the early morning hours of July 20, investigators with the Sharp County Sheriff's office and the Drug task Force went to the Brown residence to serve the warrant. When Sharp County Sheriff Weaver and Det. Sgt. Mark Counts arrived at the residence, they saw Brown standing in his front yard. Brown immediately ran. Counts identified himself and ordered Brown to stop. Counts then chased the suspect, witnessing him throwing items down. Brown then surrendered to Counts. All the items Brown threw were recovered and consisted of approximately 32.5 grams of methamphetamine, assorted pills and marijuana. During the recovery of the evidence, a small patch of marijuana plants was discovered by Chief Deputy David Huffmaster. Brown was then advised of his rights by DTF agents Mike Zeiger and David Eddington. During that interview, Brown admitted that all the drugs belonged to him.
Investigators also found more than $4,000 in cash at the residence. John Douglas Brown was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a class Y felony, 1 count of manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana), a class C felony, 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony, 1 count of possession of a controlled substance (narcotics) with intent to deliver, a class Y felony and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), a class A misdemeanor. Brown is currently in the Sharp County Jail.