On July 19, 2013 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Moore, age44.  of Alicia and Jason Kern , age 36  of Hoxie on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests came after Lawrence County Deputies stopped the vehicle occupied by Moore and Kern a traffic violation near Walnut Ridge. While speaking with the subjects the deputies noticed  they were acting nervous. . Consent was given  to search the vehicle upon the deputies request and drug paraphernalia was found. The subjects  both admitted to using  meth. Both subjects were transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.

Bond was set at $2500 on each subject and a Circuit Court date of August 8.