Brett Arrington and Chad Scogins

Two Drew County men suspected of possessing methamphetamine are facing drug charges following their separate, unrelated arrests last week.

Bret Anthony Arrington, 52, was arrested on April 16 following a traffic stop on Arkansas 35 and Chad Scogins, 38, was arrested on April 18 following a search of the Monticello residence where he lives. The cases are not connected, according to Lt. Jason Akers, the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force supervising agent.

Akers said DTF agents discovered what they believe to be methamphetamine located inside his Arrington’s vehicle. Following his arrest, he was transported to the Drew County Detention Center where more suspected methamphetamine was located during a search of his personal property, according to Akers.

Arrington likely will be charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and furnishing prohibited items into a correctional facility.

Scogin was arrested two days later when DTF agents, assisting Arkansas Probation and Parole officers, searched a Monticello residence where Scogin lives. During the search, the agents and officers located what they believe to be methamphetamine along with paraphernalia and a substantial amount of firearms and ammunition, Akers said.

Scogins likely will be charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of firearms by certain persons as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arrington and Scogins were both released on $25,000 bond each.