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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 $150,000.00.

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 license.

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.

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