Pencil Bluff man found guilty of drug charges

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    N1310P48006CMT. IDA – A Pencil Bluff man was found guilty of possession charges recently by a jury of his peers in circuit court.
    Andrew Tyler Perkins was found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony, and public intoxication, a class C misdeamenor, Friday, June 12, in circuit court.
    According to court documents, on April 10, 2014, Perkins was seen in the county jail dropping off something to someone being held in the county jail. According to the report, Montgomery Sheriff David White observed Perkins acting erratically and contacted his parole/probation officer. The officer referred the call to parole/probation officer Frank Gibson who was in Mount Ida at the time.
    Sheriff White and Officer Gibson waited outside for Perkins to exit the building. Both reported that they approached Perkins at this time and found him to be impaired.
    Gibson performed a parole search of the vehicle Perkins had arrived in and found a Mountain Dew can with an oily residue on the bottom of the can. Gibson noted in his report that the residue appeared to be methamphetamine residue. They also found a syringe in the vehicle.
    Perkins, age 27, was tried as an habitual offender and was sentenced to 144 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction.