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Suspected meth dealer enters not guilty plea in circuit court

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GavelNASHVILLE – A local woman facing three charges of delivering methamphetamine entered a not guilty plea to the allegations Wednesday during Howard County Circuit Court.
Gloria Chambers, 27, is accused of selling the controlled substance to an undercover informant in March, according to an arrest affidavit attached to her case file. Court records indicate the alleged exchange took place at a local hotel.
Chambers’ bond has been reduced to $25,000, and she has been ordered to appear in court again July 8.


In unrelated court news from Wednesday, three drug suspects arrested in the last two weeks made first appearances on separate charges of possessing methamphetamine.
Perry Harris, 51, Jake Ganous, 18, and Betty Jo Mowry, 45, are all set to return to court for arraignment May 13. City officers took Harris into custody in the early morning hours of May 4 after he was spotted walking along 4th St. and later contacted regarding warrants for his arrest at the local McDonald’s.
Ganous, meanwhile, was arrested following a 9-1-1 call placed on the evening of May 1 which resulted in a search of both his person and his room at the residence he shares with his mother. Suspected contraband was allegedly discovered during both searches.
The final suspect, Mowry, was taken into custody after city officers observed a vehicle she was riding in swerving on Johnson St. May 2. Police requested a K9 walkaround of the vehicle, which allegedly resulted in an alert to the presence of narcotics. The suspected controlled substance was later found in Mowry’s wallet, according to police.
Both Mowry and Harris remain in jail on $25,000 bonds, while bond for Ganous has been set at $15,000.
A final, unrelated case heard Wednesday was that of 26 year old Rachel Reese, who pleaded true to probation revocation resulting from underlying charges of first degree forgery and theft of property. She was sentenced to five years in the Arkansas Department of Correction with three suspended, and is to receive credit for time served in jail.

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