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Six arrested, home boarded up after warrant served on Chappel Hill Road

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Six people were arrested and a residence where illegal drugs were allegedly being sold was ordered boarded up Thursday, according to documents filed in Garland County Circuit Court.

The residence, 377 Chappel Hill Road, was the known address of Shane Emley, according to an affidavit for a search warrant by Investigator Jjesus Anaya that was filed Thursday morning as part of the city of Hot Springs' complaint for injunctive relief and request for an order of abatement.

Multiple charges were filed against two individuals by that name, at that address, on Thursday, according to Garland County District Court records, but the affidavits were unavailable.

Shane Allen Emley Jr., 19, whose address was listed as 377 Chappel Hill Road, was charged Thursday with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with purpose to deliver; possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance with purpose to deliver; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor; and unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate a crime.

Emley was being held at the detention center on zero bond on a hold from Hot Spring County.

Shane Allen Emley, 50, whose address was also listed as 377 Chappel Hill Road, was also charged Thursday with possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with purpose to deliver; possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance with purpose to deliver; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor; and unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate a crime. He was being held at the detention center on a total bond of $25,500.

Information on the other four arrests was not available Thursday.

According to the affidavit attached to the search warrant, in addition to controlled substances, officers were searching for currency or other articles of value that might be deemed as proceeds of illegal narcotics trafficking; safes or lockboxes that might conceal drugs, records or proceeds from the sale of controlled substances; surveillance equipment; and electronic equipment, including cellphones and computers.

According to a complaint filed by the city of Hot Springs Thursday morning, two juveniles were present when the search warrant was executed and the six arrests were made. Two grams of meth and drug paraphernalia were recovered at the scene, it said.

"There exists a real threat to the health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood given the reputation of these premises as a location where illegal drugs are sold," the complaint states. "Such activity contributes to the lawlessness and deterioration of the neighborhood in and around these premises and adversely affects the use and enjoyment of the surrounding property by the adjacent neighbors and property owners."

Judge John Homer Wright granted the temporary restraining order shortly before noon Thursday, declaring the property a common nuisance and ordered it posted and closed pending a hearing, suspending all utility services. A hearing was set for Monday.

Local on 08/10/2018

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