Search of Piggott Home Nets Seizures, Five Arrrests

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Some of the drugs, paraphernalia and weapons recovered during the search of the home on South 16th Street in Piggott.(photo courtesy Clay County Sheriff's Office)

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports several arrests in connection with a search warrant served Monday at a residence in Piggott.

According to a release from the sheriff's department, the search of a residence on South 16th Avenue in the city resulted in the arrests of five individuals, the seizure of drugs, paraphernalia, firearms and a pipe bomb. The discovery of the explosive device also prompted a call to the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad, and that portion of the investigation has since been turned over to federal authorities.

Deputies with the sheriff's department, assisted by members of the Piggott Police Department, executed the search warrant at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. The warrant had been issued after deputies received information concerning possible drug activity occurring at the residence.

During the search, personnel discovered numerous baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana, weapons and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Officers also located the pipe bomb, and the ASP Bomb Squad was called to the residence to properly dispose of the device.

Arrested at the home were Randy Endicott, 34, Kristen Endicott, 33, and Danielle Knight, 30, all of Piggott; Thomas Thorpe, 25, of Rector and Timothy Creek, 33, of Granite City, Ill.

The sheriff's department indicated all five were taken into custody, and charges filed against them include felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of prohibited weapons, felony endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of a firearm by a certain person.

Sheriff Miller further indicated the investigation relating to the pipe bomb is now in the hands of federal authorities, and further charges may be forthcoming.

At last report all five of those arrested remained in custody, pending their next court appearance.

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