Husband and wife arrested with drugs, stolen gun

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A Hope, Ark., couple was arrested last week for allegedly possessing cocaine and a handgun reported stolen in Texarkana.

According to a press release, Sharon Weston, 52, was not at home when officers arrived to arrest her on a federal warrant connected to an indictment issued March 6 in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas. Her husband, Kenny Weston, 55, did answer the door at the couple’s home on Graham Street in Hope and allegedly gave permission for law enforcement to search the house, according to a press release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office.

On a shelf in the home officers allegedly discovered crack cocaine and more cocaine in bags inside of medicine bottles. Several handguns were allegedly found, including a Glock .40 caliber handgun which had been reported stolen in Texarkana.

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Kenny Weston was arrested and charged by Hempstead County law enforcement with possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving. Similar charges are expected to be filed against Sharon Weston in Hempstead County, as well, according to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Sharon Weston was arrested last week and brought to Texarkana federal court for an initial appearance and arraignment on an indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute cocaine from May 12, 2017, to June 8, 2017. A second count of the indictment accuses Sharon Weston of distribution of methamphetamine on June 19, 2017.

Federal Public Defender Bruce Eddy entered a not guilty plea to both charges on Sharon Weston’s behalf at a hearing in Texarkana before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant. Sharon Weston was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. Hempstead County jail records show Kenny Weston was released Monday on a $600 bond.

Miller County court records show that Kenny Weston has pending charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony involving an arrest in November.

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