Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Authorities arrest local man, 2 others on drug charges

A Marion man, along with two out-of-town subjects, were arrested Tuesday on various charges as part of a drug sting.

According to a news release issued today by Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, Barkley T. Belt, 20, of Marion was arrested after allegedly selling 9.2 grams of "Molly"  to a police officer Tuesday as part of a controlled purchase. The Molly, also known as Ecstasy, was valued at $1,700.

Marion Police Department and Crittenden County Sheriff's Department assisted in the arrest of Belt along with two accomplices, Kamiah Timpe, 35, of Benton and Angela M. Orr, 36, of Louisville.

All three suspects were charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Timpe faces an additional charge of operating on a suspended or revoked license, while Orr faces an additional charge of possession of marijuana.

All of the subjects were lodged in Crittenden County Detention Center.

According to the task force, Molly is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.

To report drug activity to the task force anonymously, phone their information line at (800) 624-4596 or visit their website at