From Greene County Sheriff Brad Snyder:
After seizing over three pounds of marijuana on a traffic stop last night resulting in the arrest of Wanda Costner, further investigation today by members of the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force and our office yielded information that led to a search warrant for the Costner residence located on County Road 846. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and the 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force executed the search warrant at approximately 3:00 p.m. Seized from the scene were the following:

.5 grams of meth
4.45 lbs marijuana
103 THC vape pens
Two handguns, one of which was fully loaded
7 counterfeit $100 bills
$420 in cash
Miscellaneous drug paraphernalia

Arrested as a result of today’s search warrant were:

Scottie Costner, Age 42 of Eastern Greene County, and Bryan Pennie, Age 47 of Paragould

Charges for Scottie Costner include:

  • Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics with Intent to Deliver (Class C Felony)
  • Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearm (Class Y Felony)
  • Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons (Class B Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class D Felony)
  • Endangering Welfare of a Minor, 2nd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

Charges for Bryan Pennie include:

  • Absconding Warrant from Arkansas Department of Probation/Parole

Scottie Costner is being held in the Greene County Detention Center on the above listed charges pending a probable cause hearing. Bryan Pennie is also being held in the detention center, but for Probation / Parole.

Wanda Costner, arrested last night for possession of over three pounds of marijuana, is also facing additional charges of Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, 2nd Degree.

We anticipate that the cases against both Wanda and Scottie Costner will be turned over to federal authorities, and as such, no further information will be released on this investigation.

I would like to thank the 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force and my deputies for their hard work on this case. Over 7 1/2 pounds of illegal marijuana, numerous THC vape pens, and firearms were taken off the streets and potentially kept out of the hands of our young people. Great job guys! I am proud of you!

  • Sheriff Brad Snyder