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Search yeilds drugs and gun

Paris Police Department officers and officers representing other agencies searched a Crescent Drive home in Paris last week and found methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia and a gun.

Three people — two men and a 17-year-old male — were arrested. Thomas Robert Capo, 32, and Darren James Cobaugh, 28, both of Paris, were charged with possession of meth or cocaine in amounts of two grams but less than 10 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, delivery of meth or cocaine in amounts greater than two grams but less than 10 grams and possession of firearms by certain persons, all felonies.

They were transported to the Logan County Detention Center in Paris. The 17-year-old juvenile male was transported to a juvenile detention facility in Yell County.

The situation culminating in the search began when the Paris Police Department received calls from an Arkansas Community Corrections officer and from an investigator for the Department of Human Services. The officers wanted to investigate reports of child maltreatment and the sale of drugs with a child present at another residence on Crescent Drive, according to incident reports.

Later, another call was made to the police department reporting the use of methamphetamines and the sale of methamphetamines from a house occupied by Capo and Cobaugh.

Upon arriving in the neighborhood, officers went first to the Capo house, gained entry and noticed drug paraphernalia and two small baggies in a bedroom, according to incident reports. More suspected methamphetamines and a gun were found in another bedroom.

While officers stood by at the residence, Paris Police Chief John O’Brien obtained a search warrant. During the search, officers found a Cobra 9mm pistol, a white zippered pouch containing four plastic baggies with a crystal substance inside, two glass smoking devices, one metal smoking device, two short tubes, a set of digital scales and two baggies containing white residue, according to incident reports.

The drugs taken were estimated to have a value of $500. The gun’s value was estimated at $200.

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