A number of people, including a husband, wife and their former baby sitter, were given probation by Circuit Judge Gordon Webb after entering guilty pleas mainly to drug-related charges during a lengthy session of Baxter County Circuit Court this week.
Among others sentenced were Jonathan Dwyer and Sara Vilches who were each given 10 years probation in unrelated cases.
The 34-year-old Dwyer of Mountain Home pled guilty to various drug charges which were brought against him in June after law officers executed a search warrant at Dwyer's home at 1209 Maple Street following a two month investigation. Dwyer was charged with possessing a number of drugs, including marijuana, oxycontin, oxycodone, suboxone and methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. He was also ordered to pay $720 to the Mountain Home Police Department drug buy fund.
Vilches of rural Mountain Home pled guilty to taking various drugs -- including hydrocodone, tramadol, oxycodone and percocet -- from a nursing home where the 29-year-old Vilches worked. According to investigative reports, almost 1,500 pills were taken. The nursing home contacted the Mountain Home Police Department in February regarding the thefts.
A husband and wife, 31-year-old Tyler and 28-year-old Heather Beustring of Mountain Home, and their former babysitter, 27-year-old Heather Williams of Gassville, were all given four years probation after admitting they were involved in attempts to obtain drugs using fraudulent prescriptions. According to court records, an investigation was launched in June when a Gassville pharmacist was given a prescription which he believed to be fraudulent. It was later discovered that a clinic in Bull Shoals where Heather Beustring worked was missing two prescription pads, with 50 forms on each pad.
A rural Baxter County man, 36-year-old Jonathan Nesting was given four years probation after pleading guilty to various drug and driving related charges. A Baxter County deputy stopped Nesting on the night of May 19th and he told the officer that there were drugs and needles in the vehicle and that he had injected methamphetamine earlier in the day. A search of the vehicle uncovered four syringes, a clear plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana and hydrocodone tablets. Nesting was fined for driving on a suspended license and given 90 days in the Baxter County Detention Center with all except three days suspended on a driving under the influence charge. Nesting will also be required to participate in an addiction program.
Zakeria Al-Kabsh who at one time was listed as the operator of a convenience store in Memphis, Tennesee, was given 12 months unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to giving an almost $28,000 bad check to Magness Oil in July. Al-Kabsh's attorney, Paul Bayless of Mountain Home, said that his client had made the check good.
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