Howard pleads guilty to drug charges, gets prison time

Kelly Howard of Mountain Home pled guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and was sentenced to four years in prison.

The 39-year-old Howard was arrested in early August last year after a Mountain Home police officer stopped his vehicle on Main Street. The officer reported knowing Howard had a suspended license at the time and should not have been driving.

During a search of Howard's vehicle, two small plastic bags were found in his wallet containing a substance field-testing positive for methamphetamine.

Howard at first told officers the drug was not his, but belonged to his mother.

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