Tip leads to two arrests
Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape said that two people have been arrested for drugs and weapons charges. Slape said his office had been given information of a marijuana grow in Parthenon. A search warrant was issued and executed Saturday, Sept 15, 2012. Tom (61) and Peggy (60) Bonds of Parthenon were charged with possession of controlled substance (marijuana), manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Slape stated that 43 pounds of processed marijuana and 21 marijuana plants, 30 guns and $14,912 in cash were confiscated. Slape said that the 14th Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, Boone County Sheriff's Office, and the Jasper Police Dept assisted witht the warrant. The Bonds were released on a $100,000 each Monday.