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Mena Woman Charged With Possession and Drug Paraphanalia

(DeQUEEN)  A 32 year old Mena woman was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphanalia after Sevier County deputies in DeQueen noticed suspicious activity from her and another individual on Friday.

Sevier County deputies noticed  two vehicles approaching two separate residences rapidly in an attempt to avoid law enforcement.

When officers made contact with the vehicles, they discovered that Melissa F. Mettie of Mena and Robert Castillo, neither lived at the residences or knew the occupants that did.

After further investigation, officers determined Mettie had dropped a clear plastic bag containing a clear and white crystal substance later determined to be methamphetamine.  In addition, a cut plastic straw contained residue of methamphetamine.

Mettie was charged with the offenses, both of which are considered as Class D Felonies, was booked into the Sevier County Correctional Facility, and awaits preliminary hearing.

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