2 held on drug trafficking charges

A rural Mountain Home couple, 35-year-old Christina Marie Walters and 52-year-old Michael John Prosser, are being held on drug trafficking charges following their arrests Monday afternoon and the seizure of over 200 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

According to the probable cause affidavit, officers from Arkansas State Police and the Mountain Home Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence along Buford Road.

The search of the residence led to the collection of the methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia related to the ingestion and distribution of the drug, as well as over $13,000 in currency and three firearms.

The two entered not guilty pleas in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday morning to felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance, use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia for introducing methamphetamine into the human body, use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia for distribution and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. In addition, Prosser faces felony charges of felon in possession of a firearm and being a habitual offender, having been convicted of four or more felonies.

Prosser is being held without bond, while Walters' bond was set at $150,000.

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