Domestic disturbance leads to drug arrest

A domestic disturbance Wednesday has led to the arrest of 52-year-old Daniel Luis Contreras of Gassville on felony drug charges. According to Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manual, Contreras has had several criminal convictions dating back to 2013 that include drugs, sales of drugs and weapon possession. He is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.Manual says after Mountain Home Police Officers responded to the domestic disturbance call they determined the male subject involved, Contreras, is an active parolee. A subsequent search was conducted after he handed officers a marijuana cigarette, and a loaded syringe with clear liquid, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. During the search, a plastic box was located in a dresser drawer containing approximately three grams of marijuana, three grams of methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe, digital scales, and several empty baggies.

He faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and as being a habitual offender.

He is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court.

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