3 arrested separately on felony drug charges






Three Mountain Home residents have been charged with felony drug offenses in three separate incidents.

Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 37-year-old Michael Howard Ford was arrested Monday afternoon after he was observed riding a bicycle on Highway 62B near The Cotton Company.

A Mountain Home Police officer, knowing Ford had an outstanding warrant, placed him under arrest. During the arrest, a clear plastic baggie containing 2.6 grams of a crystal substance field testing positive for methamphetamine was located in King's left cargo pocket.

He was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and charged with a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. His bond was set at $2,500.

Friday evening just before midnight, 36-year-old Jacob King was stopped after his vehicle was observed driving left of center.

Chief Carry Manuel says King is a parolee with an active search warrant on file. When he was asked to exit his vehicle, a Mountain Home Police sergeant observed King had something clinched in his hand he would not release. After a brief struggle, King threw the item back into his vehicle. The recovered item was a plastic baggie with .4 of a gram of a white substance field testing positive for methamphetamine.

King was booked into the detention center and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, along with two misdemeanor counts and a probation violation. Bond was set at $1,345.

Chief Manuel says 35-year-old Duane Burr was arrested Friday after officers served a search warrant at a residence along Circle Drive in Mountain Home. Officers located a quantity of a crystalline substance, smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue, one black bag with pipes, straws and digital scales with narcotic residue. Burr was not present at the time of the search. He turned himself into law enforcement on Monday. Online jail records indicate he bonded out of the Baxter County Detention Center about a half hour later.

His bond on the felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia for use of ingestion of methamphetamine, was set at $2,500.

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