|Updated: 11/10/2011 5:31 pm
||Published: 11/10/2011 3:59 pm
HOT SPRINGS, AR - Garland County deputies and investigators with the 18th East Drug task force arrested 5 people in a meth bust at two homes in Hot Springs. The arrests are culmination of a 4 month-long investigation by the task force.
The two homes searched Thursday morning are within a mile of each other on 205 Ledgerock Way and 400 Music Mountain Road. The task force says that the Ledgerock home had enough ingredients to make 1.5 pounds of meth, valued around $67,200.
Arrested at the Music Mountain house are Shannon Jones, Stacy Thompson, and Ross Bright. They are charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug Premise, and Use of Anothers Property to Facilitate a Crime. Arrested at the Ledgecock house are Clay Adcox and Tonya Lynch. They are charged with Maintaining a Drug Premise, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and Over Possession of Pseudoephedrine.
A search of the Legderock home found methamphetamine, about 4 pounds of red phosphorus, three-quarters of a pound of iodine crystals, and about 2.5 pounds of pseudoephedrine pills. Investigators also found paraphernalia used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. At Music Mountain they found both meth and pot.
The searches of the homes were carried out simultaneously with the help of the Hot Springs SWAT Team (at Music Mountain) and the Garland County Tactical Response Team (at Ledgerock).