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   The Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 17 year old male juvenile on drug and stolen weapons charges after serving a search warrant Wednesday evening, June 1st.

     A citizen tip was received at the Sheriff’s Office indicating that there were stolen guns and marijuana at a residence on Baxter CR 715 in the Gassville area.  Additional information was developed that allowed investigators to obtain a warrant to search the residence, and the warrant was subsequently executed.

    During the search, authorities found ten (10) various types of firearms, approximately 336 grams of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.  At least one of the firearms was confirmed as having been stolen from a burglary in the Clarkridge area.  The drugs were packaged for delivery.  A large assortment of knives was also found.

     The 17 year old juvenile was turned over to the custody of Baxter County Juvenile Services with felony charges of Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver and with Theft by Receiving.  He was subsequently placed in a juvenile detention facility.

     The investigation is continuing.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff