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Welcome to the Mountain Home Police Department online. We hope you find the department's website both informative and helpful.

The police department is responsible for providing police services to the residents of our city and the many visitors enjoying tourism and trade in Mountain Home, Arkansas. If we can assist you, contact us. Service is our only product and we strive to make it the best.

It is our goal to inform the community about your police department's philosophy, programs, and operations. With this knowledge, the police and the community can work together in making our community a better place to live. We are confronted with community growth that requires a strong community policing effort to meet the present and future demands for police services. Working together, we can meet this challenge.

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Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

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Mountain Home Police Dept.
424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR
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Drug Arrrest: Criminal Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine
Published: July 20, 2010

Press Release 

July 20, 2010 

Today, Michael G Coplen, a 40 year old male of Mountain Home was taken into custody after officers observed him buying precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine at two local businesses in Mountain Home. Coplen was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by law enforcement on Hwy 62 East near the city limits. The precursors were located in the vehicle.  The investigation was a joint investigation between the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, and Mountain Home Police Department.

 Pursuant to“consent to search,” Coplen’s residence and storage unit were also searched. Additional precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine were located at these locations. Coplen was charged with the following offense. 

  • Criminal Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Class A felony 

He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond. 

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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