Drug charges follow 1-car crash; Izard County absconder in custody

Photo: Brandy Smith

Multiple felony drug charges were laid against one Melbourne resident, and a another is being held without bond, as the result of the investigation into a one-vehicle accident last month.

The Izard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year old Brandy Smith and 38-year old Michael Liscomb on Nov. 3 while serving a felony warrant at Smith’s home.

The charges stem from an accident on Oct. 7 on State Highway 69 near the Independence County line, when Arkansas State Police located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, some of which tested positive for meth residue, along with several hydrocodone pills in the vehicle Smith was driving.

Later, carrying out the drug arrest at Smith’s residence, deputies located Liscomb hiding in the HVAC air return. He was wanted on bond violations out of Izard County Circuit Court and detained immediately.

Both await court appearances this week.

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