Sheriff Scott Sawyer
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Traffic Stops yield drugs, guns, and stolen truck
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, a Deputy with the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office stopped a white Jeep driven by Samuel Leon
Bissell, age 40, of Mena. During the stop and a subsequent
search of the vehicle, Deputies found approx. 113 grams of
Methamphetamines, loaded syringes, scales, pills, approx..
$912.00 cash, and a loaded handgun.
Samuel Bissell was arrested and transported to the Polk
County Detention Center. Bissell is currently charged with
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of
Methamphetamines with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Possession of a Sch 2 C/S (Morphine), and
Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person. His bond was set at
On Monday, May 17, 2021, a deputy with the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet truck
in Hatfield. During the initial contact, it was discovered that the
driver, Clinton Wayne Mahaffey, age 36, of Smithville, Ok, had an
outstanding warrant in Polk County and a suspended driver’s
During a pat down of Mahaffey, Deputies found approx. 2
grams of methamphetamines. When deputies ran the VIN on the
truck, it was discovered that the truck had been stolen out of
Choctaw County, Oklahoma. During a search of the truck, several
items of drug paraphernalia, approx.. 1 ounce of marijuana, and
two loaded firearms were located. Clinton Mahaffey was arrested
and transported to the Polk County Detention Center.
Mahaffey’s charges include, Simultaneous Possession of
Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Methamphetamines with
Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug paraphernalia, and Theft
by Receiving. No bond has been set at this time.