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Four Arkansas City residents arrested on drug search warrants

Bridgewater, James Clark, Shannon Clark, youth accused of meth, marijuana

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 10, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested three Arkansas City residents Sept. 7 after executing drug search warrants at three separate residences.

Christopher Earnest Bridgewater, 34, was arrested at 1021 North D St. on suspicion of felony counts of possession of a hallucinogenic drug, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor counts of criminal use of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bridgewater was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $9,500 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He since has posted bond and been released.

James Lyle Clark, 39, was arrested at 1325 South A St. on suspicion of felony counts of no drug tax stamp and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

James Clark was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $9,000 bond through Arkansas City district court. He since has posted bond and been released.

Shannon Lee Clark, 40, was arrested at 805 S. Summit St. on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shannon Clark was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $3,500 bond through Arkansas City district court. She remained in custody at the time of this release.

Also arrested at 805 S. Summit St. was a juvenile male, on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He later was released to the custody of an adult.

During the course of numerous investigations, police developed information regarding the three residences where illegal drug activity was suspected to be taking place.

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office assisted ACPD with serving the three search warrants Sept. 7.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.