Man charged with maintaining a drug premises pleads guilty


A Mountain Home man facing a number of charges in two criminal cases -- including maintaining a drug premises -- pled guilty to those charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court last week.Twenty-three-year-old Jarred Coddington was put on probation for 10 years.

In addition to the drug premises charge, Coddington was accused of making drug sales to a person working with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and with unlawful use of a communications device stemming from the fact the drug sales to the confidential informant were set up using a cellphone.

In a 2017 case, Coddington was arrested when he was found in a residence where officers had already served two search warrants and made multiple arrests.

According to the probable cause affidavit, investigators note despite their efforts, they were still receiving complaints about drug activity at the house.

The sales Coddington made to the informant took place in early 2018. Officers located Coddington in Gassville. When he was arrested, he had a small plastic bag containing one gram of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.

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