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Officers make drug, burglary arrests

Local law enforcement officers have made several drug arrests in July as well as solving a residential burglary from April.

According to a news release from the Van Buren County sheriff’s office, Ronnie Mobley contacted the department in April to report that his home just off Highway 95 West had been burglarized. Deputies found no forced entry, but several items had been taken.

Mobley estimated his loss to be in the neighborhood of $25,000. There were several shotguns, rifles and handguns taken as well as several furniture items.

On July 12, sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant at the residence of Bart Campbell, 25, of Clinton. There investigators recovered most of the stolen items, the news release said. All recovered items were returned to Mobley, the report said.

Campbell was charged with residential burglary, a Class B felony, and theft of property, a Class B felony. Campbell’s bond was set at $20,000.

In a news release from the 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s office, several drug arrests were reported.

Those were:

• Clay Shaver, 49, of Shirley. He was stopped on Friday, July 13, by deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Nicholas Hargrove, 19, of Fairfield Bay. An investigation by the Fairfield Bay Police Department, the Drug Crime Task Force and Arkansas State Police turned up four marijuana plants and other items that led to Hargrove’s arrest on July 10, the statement said. Hargrove was charged with manufacture of a controlled substance-marijuana; possession of a controlled substance-marijuana; possession of a controlled substance-Spice/K2; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Chelsea Paladino, 20, of Clinton. She was stopped July 6 by Clinton Police, and K-9 dog Saxon was used in a search of the vehicle, according to the news release. The Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation. Paladino was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

• James Jones, 30, of Springdale. He was stopped July 6 by Task Force agents who used K-9 Klodo in the search, the news release said. Jones has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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