4 arrested after police find meth, kids in home | Crime
In addition to find meth, marijuana and a variety of pipes and bongs, police say they also found two small children in a Pocahontas home.
On Wednesday Pocahontas police assisted probation/parole officers during a home visit in the 1400-block of W. Marr Street.
Inside the home, Chief Cecil Tackett said officers found Nicholas Barnes, Joshua Nichols, Wendy Durham, Jeremy Smith and two young children.
Before searching the home, officers patted down the adults. Tackett said during the pat down Nichols said there was a bag of meth in his pocket, but he claimed it was not his.
After everyone was secured, officers began the search. In one of the bedrooms, Tackett said officers found a safe containing a bottle of methamphetamine. Officers also reported finding several meth and marijuana pipes and several small bongs.
Inside another room where the children had been staying with their father, officers said they found a spoon with a small piece of cotton and white residue that field-tested positive for meth. A marijuana pipe was also found in the room, Tackett said.
In the kitchen officers found several foil boats and plastic baggies containing a white residue consistent with meth.
Tackett said officers also found a bag a marijuana in a purse belonging to Durham in the living room.
All of the subjects were read their Miranda rights and were asked about the last time they used meth. According to the chief, “several stated they had used in the last 24 hours.”
Department of Human Services took the children into custody and police hauled the adults to jail.
Bond hearings were held Friday. Durham’s bond was set at $5,000. Smith and Nichols received a $20,000 bond. Barnes is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.
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