3 arrested in Baxter drug bust Sunday
Three people were arrested and charged with drug possession after police examined suspicious activity in Baxter early Sunday morning. Baxter police were on routine patrol about 2:31 a.m. when they saw two cars parked in the Fit Quest/El Tequila p...
Three people were arrested and charged with drug possession after police examined suspicious activity in Baxter early Sunday morning.
Baxter police were on routine patrol about 2:31 a.m. when they saw two cars parked in the Fit Quest/El Tequila parking lot, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. Since none of the businesses were open and the building had been victim to burglaries recently, the police investigated the cars.
In one of them, a maroon Ford Explorer, the police found three occupants: Jason Dailey, 26, David Morrison, 25, and Stephanie Teel-Tilbury, 40.
Police found a loaded Sturm Ruger Bearcat single-action revolver under Dailey's seat, for which he did not have a permit to carry, the complaint stated. Police then searched Dailey, and allegedly found 10 grams of methamphetamine.
In the center console between where Dailey and Morrison had been sitting, the officers allegedly found a water bong with a white residue inside what later tested positive for methamphetamine. The jar contained more than 4 ounces of liquid, the complaint said.
In the back seat, a purse found where Teel-Tilbury had been sitting contained a plastic straw that had a white residue, which later tested positive for meth.
Dailey and Morrison were charged with felony first degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin or meth, which carries a maximum of 30 years and $1,000,000 for a first controlled substance conviction, and 40 years and $1,000,000 in the case of a second or subsequent controlled substance conviction.
Dailey was also charged with gross misdemeanor carrying or possession of a pistol without a permit in a public place, which carries a maximum penalty of one year and a $3,000 fine.
Teel-Tilbury was charged with felony fifth degree possession of schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4 drugs, which carries a maximum of five years and a $10,000 fine, and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, which carries a maximum penalty of a $300 fine.