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09/10/2014

SEARCH OF RESIDENCE LEADS TO NEW CHARGES AGAINST A PAROLEE

Dennis Paul Lawton

     A rural Baxter County man who is on parole was arrested Tuesday, September 9th at a residence at 765 CR 215 in the Jordan area after authorities conducted a search of the house and found contraband.

     DENNIS PAUL LAWTON, 49 years old of Wideman, Arkansas, was taken into custody when officers found approximately 2.2 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 2.1 grams of MDMD Ecstasy (which LAWTON believed to be heroin), and various drug paraphernalia, including syringes and smoking pipes, during the search.

     All of these items, as well as $200 in cash, were seized and taken into evidence.  DENNIS LAWTON was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked at 6:44 PM on charges of:

Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy) – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor

     Bond on these charges was set at $25,000, and LAWTON will also be held without bond in a parole violation.  He will appear in the Circuit Court on September 11th.

    Agencies involved in the search and arrest of DENNIS LAWTON were the Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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