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