Woman caught up in search for others pleads guilty to drug charges

Photo: Mary Catherine Tyrone

A woman arrested when officers went to her residence looking for other people pled guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Fifty-six-year-old Mary Catherine Tyrone was put on probation for four years.

She was taken into custody in mid-July when officers went to her residence along Grado Lane east of Mountain Home to assist a bail bond company in the search for two people.

The search was focused on Kayla Pool and Chad Merriman. Pool was found at the residence but Merriman was not located until later.

Photos: Kayla Pool and Chad Merriman

When officers entered the residence, they reported seeing a number of items of drug paraphernalia in the living room.

A small amount of marijuana was also located.

At one point, Tyrone was reported to have become argumentative and officers placed her in custody.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence, and a number of items of drug paraphernalia, including spoons, used syringes and multiple smoking devices, were found.

The residue in one plastic bag field tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to the probable cause affidavit, both Pool and Tyrone had been allowed to use the restroom at one point, and it was believed any methamphetamine in the residence may have been “flushed down the toilet.”

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