According to Sheriff Lance Bonds, the Stone County Sheriff's Department and Mountain View Police Department executed a search warrant at 602 Mitchell Street in Mountain View, AR. After receiving numerous complaints from citizens, the Sheriff's Department was able to get probable cause for the residence. Investigators recovered marijuana, scales, and other paraphernalia from the residence. Investigators were assisted by DHS and removed three endangered minor children from the home.
Investigators arrested Amber L Smith, age 24, of Texas and Samantha Kniss, age 25, of Mountain View. There have also been arrest warrants issued for James Kniss Jr., and Erick Ricker of Mountain View. The charges on all four suspects are as follows: Possession of a controlled substance- marijuana with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a drug premises. Bond was set on Samantha Kniss and Amber Smith at $5000.00. Both James Kniss Jr and Erick Ricker have also been arrested as of this press release.
Sheriff Lance Bonds would like to remind people if you have a problem in your neighborhood with selling drugs that you can call him or Investigator Dammon McGilton at the Stone County Sheriff's Office at 870-269-3825. All Citizens will remain confidential. Sheriff Bonds stated that his investigators are working narcotic cases, not only marijuana and he will continue the fight in all illegal drugs.