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Parole Home Visit Results in Drug and Gun Charges

A Probation/Parole home visit, assisted by 8th North Task Force, landed a Hempstead County man who is on parole and woman in jail on drug and gun charges Thursday.

According to Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton, Task Force Special Agent Reyn Brown and Probation/Parole Officers conducted a home visit to Corey Stout, 42, at 675 Hempstead 52 in Shover Springs at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11. Sheriff Singleton said Brown met with Officer Brandon Henry when he arrived. Henry reported that when he went to the rear entrance of the house, he observed Stout, through a window, running through the residence and placing something in the cushions of a recliner. Henry reported that he knocked on the door and advised Stout to come open the door and that they were there to conduct a home visit.

Upon gaining entry, According to Sheriff Singleton, Officer Henry recovered a clear bag believed to contain methamphetamine and a glass pipe commonly used for smoking meth.

The Probation/Parole Officers and Special Agent Brown conducted a search of the residence and reportedly located several firearms throughout the house, mostly loaded, and all unsecured, boxes of ammunition in all the bedrooms, multiple bags believed to contain meth, glass pipes, several tramadol, marijuana grinder, digital scales and multiple marijuana pipes.

Stout, who is on parole, and Stephanie Reynolds, 47, were both placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility.

Stout was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of controlled substance, (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearms by certain persons.

Reynolds was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to keep records – etc drugs and maintaining a drug premises.

First court appearance was Friday. Stout remains in custody but Reynolds was released on bond.

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