Hughes’ charges are dropped

by C.F. David

The charges filed against Janet Hughes in late February have been dropped.

There is compelling evidence that she was not criminally involved,” said Assistant District Attorney Stan Manske. “She was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people,” Manske added.

 

“There is compelling evidence that she was not criminally involved.” Asst. D.A. Stan Manske

 

Hughes, along with Michael Mason, 39, and Sidney Malcom Yousey, 48, of Little Rock, Ark. were stopped for speeding in Mason’s 1998 Ford pickup.

Inside the vehicle, were found about nine grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, a set of scales,  paraphernalia, and an open container of beer.

Mason and Yousey will appear this morning, (April 4), to answer for the allegations.

Mason faces five charges:

F Transportation of a controlled dangerous substance, (meth.) with an intent to distribute. This charge can lead to a fine of $20 thousand and two years in prison or both.

F Maintaining a vehicle with the intent of keeping and selling a controlled substance. this charge could mean imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of  $10 thousand, or both.

F Unlawful possession of paraphernalia, with penalties of one year in prison and a fine of $1,000.

F The transportation of an open container, (beer). This charge carries a fine of $50.

F Speeding, this carries a fine of $10 to $200 dollars and 30 days in county jail.

Yousey faces three charges:

F Transportation of a controlled dangerous substance, (meth.) with an intent to distribute. This charge can lead to a fine of $20 thousand and two year in prison or both.

F Possession of a controlled substance, (marijuana), with a fine of $1,000 and one year in prison possible.

FPossession of paraphernalia, for $1,000 and a year’s prison time.