PAROLEE ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE DRUG OFFENSES
A man currently on parole, 45 year old JAMES CLYDE OTTENBERG of rural Mountain Home, has been arrested on multiple drug charges after law enforcement authorities conducted a home visit on Wednesday, June 7th.
Officers with the Sheriff's Office, the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas Division of Community Corrections sought to locate JAMES OTTENBERG after it was learned that he was no longer residing at the address he had provided to his parole officer. Authorities located OTTENBERG at his girlfriend's residence on State Highway 201 South, where he had apparently been living instead.
When officers confronted OTTENBERG at the residence, he was searched and drug paraphernalia was found on his person. Officers then conducted a search of the residence and found various illicit drugs and articles of drug paraphernalia. These included methamphetamine, methadone, alprazolam, carisoprodol, tramadol, and marijuana items. These items appeared to be packaged for resale. Officers also found naloxone, which is a substance used to counteract overdoses from the use of narcotics. These items were found throughout the residence, both in plain view and hidden, and they were taken into evidence.
JAMES C. OTTENBERG was arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methadone) with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Alprazolam) with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Carisoprodol) with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Habitual Offender - Penalty Enhancement
Parole Violation - Felony
OTTENBERG has a bond of $10,000 on the drug charges but is being held without bond for the parole violation. He will appear before the Circuit Court to answer at a later date. The investigation is continuing, and an additional arrest is expected to be made.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff