West Siloam Springs, AR – Four people were arrested Monday night after officers discovered them in the process of “cooking” methamphetamines in a West Siloam Springs home.
Taken into custody were James Leroy Millican, 58 of West Siloam, Melody Dawn Richardson, 20 and Crystal Dawn McNelly, 20 both of Gentry, AR along with Franky Joe Hughes, 55 of Siloam Springs, AR.
West Siloam Springs Police received information that there was possible illegal drug activity at the Millican residence on 447 Beaver Springs Road and West Siloam Springs Police Captain Rick Wilkerson responded to the call along with WSSPO Sam Byers. The officers detained the 4 suspects while Delaware County Sheriff's Captain Ron Teel was called to assist in processing the scene, according to the probable cause affidavit signed by Captain Teel.
In an interview with Millican, he said he lived alone at the residence, but that the other three people were “just there to cook methamphetamines”. He admitted he didn't like the “new” way of cooking, but would rather use the old way by using “Red” ( a red phosphorous from match boxes).
According to the statements in the report, all four suspects admitted to buying pseudoephedrine to be used to manufacture methamphetamines.
A search of the residence produced items that were used to “cook” meth including a plastic bag containing a white colored substance that field tested positive for a presumptive for Ephedrine, according to the report.
All four were transported to the Delaware County Jail.
Tuesday morning, a bond of $20,000 was set on each defendant and they could be looking at facing endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamines. Millican, Hughes and McNelly will return to district court on Dec. 13, while Richardson will return on Dec. 21.