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Carbon Hill Police Chief Heath Allred said three drug-related arrests have been made recently as part of department’s effort to clean up the ongoing drug problem in the city.
Rosalynn Smith Perkins, 49, of Vernon was stopped by officers Ron Colburn and Joshua McGuire on a traffic stop. Perkins was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence.
Wanda Ann Mote, 38, of Kansas was arrested by officers Joshua McGuire and Dustin Hulsey and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs.
Cherylynn Dawn Tucker, 35, of Nauvoo was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon. The case is still under investigation. Chief Allred said the serial number on the firearm seized from Tucker had been altered. He said agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will meet with Carbon Hill police concerning the seized firearm, as well as other illegal firearms confiscated during prior arrests.
Carbon Hill City Officials Approve Plan To Build Splash Pad
The Carbon Hill City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution to build a splash pad at the site of the old Carbon Hill Junior High School. Funding for the project will be derived from a grant obtained from the state. The funds were originally set aside for the renovation and restoration of the Carbon Hill City Pool.
Several bids were proposed to the city for the contract of the project, but all of the bids had been significantly over the budgeted amount. The Carbon Hill City Council, facing the prospects of being required to return the money to the state and suffering a loss from underwriting and other legal fees, chose the former Junior High School on the north side of the city over a park on the south side of the city.
A splash pad is an area for water play that has no standing water. Because there is virtually no chance of a drowning at splash pads, lifeguards are not required.
Also on Thursday, Carbon Hill Mayor Chris Hart called the Sept. 18 Hillfest event a “great achievement, not only for the city, but for all of our surrounding area.”
Hart thanked all of the organizers of Hillfest as well as everyone, from the vendors to those in attendance, who had been a part of the event.
In other actions from the meeting, the Carbon Hill City Council:
Unanimously passed a motion to purchase new tires for one of the police department’s cruisers.
Passed motions to move full time officer Roger Morrison to part time status and promote part time officer Keifer Guthrie to full time status.
Declined to pass a motion to give a $1 per hour pay raise to all police officers - excluding the police chief - and police dispatchers.
Approved a motion for the city to cover the city employees’ insurance rate increase.
Remove Polly Hayley from the city’s beautification account at the First National Bank of Hamilton.
Passed a motion to start signature card on the beautification account, with the names of Mayor Hart, city clerk Marilyn Dumpson and Councilor Willie Clayton.
Voted to remove James Collins from an account at the First National Bank of Jasper.
Approved a motion to send Dumpson to the City Clerk’s Conference to be held Nov. 17-19.
Announced the Hillfest Committee will hold the “Carbon Hill Block Party” today at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Carbon Hill Community Center. The event will feature karaoke dance music and inflatables. The event is free to the public.