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Jasper, Arkansas
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05/18/2012

Domestic call results in drug charges

Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape stated that deputies responded to a domestic call in the late evening of 5/15/2012 in the Marble Falls area. Deputies found suspected marijuana growing outside the residence upon arrival. A search warrant was executed. Deputies found additional marijuana plants, bags of marijuana and marijuana seeds, drug paraphernalia and a firearm. Ernest Bishcoff, 47 was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, manufacturing a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and possession of firearms by certain persons. The firearm was believed to have possibly been used in an earlier incident in Boone County. Boone County was notified and additional charges will come out of their agency.