Search ends in arrest


    A Hot Springs man was arrested recently after members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the 18th West Drug Task Force carried out a probation search of a local residence.
    Corey Duane Smith, age 21 of Hot Springs, has been charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance, heroin, a class D felony, possession of schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony, possession of schedule VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony.
    According to reports filed in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Montgomery County Sheriff David White, Officer Mike May of the 18th West Drug Task Force and Deputy Sheriff Monica Smith executed a probation search on a unit at Village Apartments in Mount Ida. The report states that the apartment was occupied by Smith, Christina Jones and Kayla Edmund. Court documents stated that all three are currently on probation. They also reflected that Edmund was wanted in Sebastian County on a probation violation.
    Through the course of the search officers allegedly located a small amount of methamphetamine, a syringe allegedly loaded with heroin, a large mason jar filled with marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia.
    All three residents were turned over to investigators working with the Hot Springs Police Department. Court documents reflect that the Hot Springs investigators believed the trio had information regarding a recent suspected suicide in Hot Springs.
    Smith’s pretrial for the charges that were the result of the probation search was set for November 3, 2015 and the jury trial was scheduled for January 8, 2016.

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