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story.lead_photo.caption Chelsey Cawley and Ryan Herrin ( Lonoke County sheriff's office )

An infant was removed from a home and three people were arrested following a drug bust Tuesday morning in Lonoke County, authorities said.

Police and deputies arrived at about 6 a.m. at a home in Cabot, 711 Campground Road, with a search warrant following an investigation of marijuana being sold from the home to adults and minors, according to a Facebook post by the Lonoke County sheriff’s office.

Investigators found Ryan Herrin, 27, and Chelsey Cawley, 29, as well as Cawley’s 1-year-old child and three other people inside the home, authorities said. Roughly six pounds of marijuana, several vaping devices containing THC, five firearms, including one reported stolen from Cabot, and $6,543 in cash were also discovered in the residence, according to the post.

Herrin and Cawley were taken into custody and transported to the Lonoke County jail, where they remained Tuesday afternoon. One person in the house was wanted on a misdemeanor from Beebe police and was turned over to that department, while the other two who were at the home were released at the scene, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities said the infant was taken into the custody of the state Division of Children and Family Services.

Herrin and Cawley face charges including simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, maintaining drug premises, possession with purpose to deliver controlled substances and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to investigators.


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  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    July 2, 2019 at 3:48 p.m.

    this is your brain on drugs. beware

  • BunnyW
    July 2, 2019 at 4:14 p.m.

    ugh, another child stolen by CPS soon to be sold to a 'foster family' who will be paid very well, get unbelievable access to govt freebies (including food bank food at pennies on the dollar), give the child only the basics, and the bonus of a 60% statistical count of sexual or physical abuse (according to a recent study of kids taken to foster care from their families). This insanity must stop. Save the child (from the govt child traffickers).

  • LR1955
    July 2, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.

    Who are you BunnyW, a disgruntled family member ? Maybe one of the 2 that was released at the scene ?

  • JenK1234
    July 3, 2019 at 7:47 a.m.

    Only marijuana? Come on. This is legal in half the country. Ridiculous waste of money, time, energy....and will mess this kids life up. It would be better to force the parents into parenting classes, treatment, forced to get a job, go on probation. What a waste.

  • Skeptic1
    July 3, 2019 at 9:04 a.m. are 100% correct. We have federally funded child trafficking and no one is paying attention. Marijuana..whoo-hoo, our tax dollars at work. That 1 year old cute little white baby has probably already landed in a foster home with foster parents recruited by "The Call" with promises of a baby. People wanting to adopt have learned that if they become foster parents they not only will not have to pay for it they will get a monthly paycheck until the child turns 18, it's the Title IV-E cash cow.

  • Skeptic1
    July 3, 2019 at 9:04 a.m.

    LR1955..Do some research, she is 100% correct.

  • MaxCady
    July 3, 2019 at 12:51 p.m.

    Aren't they a pair?!

  • MaxCady
    July 3, 2019 at 12:57 p.m.

    Had they lived in Oklahoma they could have gotten a dispensary license for $2500 and been perfectly legal. Now they're going to the penitentiary.

  • BunnyW
    July 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

    Jenk1234, ' It would be better to force the parents into parenting classes, treatment, forced to get a job, go on probation.' Parenting classes: why? Nothing to indicate bad parenting in the article. Forced to get a job: slavery? Treatmen: for what? Are you a prohibitionist? Is this family not living up to your standards? Some people like to be free-er (is that a word) than others. That choice comes with varying financial intake. This family had a business of sorts. Heck, even starting my own business had a rough start. Have you ever bought a cake at a bake sale? Did you call the cops on them for an illegal business? Maybe they have health issues that make it hard for them to be a work slave and they are trying to manage. Maybe they prefer not to pay someone else to raise their child. How fabulous is that? What exactly do you object to that makes this family bad in your eyes?