2 jailed after detectives find 3.5 lbs. of meth, gun, ammunition

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A 27-year-old Davenport woman and a 30-year-old Davenport face several drug-related felony charges after detectives found meth, a gun and packaging material in their home and car.

Karley Smith was being held Friday in Scott County Jail on a total $54,000 bond. She faces misdemeanor charges of driving while barred, giving false information to police, forgery, identify theft, and malicious prosecution; and felony charges of conspiracy to deliver, having no drug-tax stamp and possession with intent to deliver,

On Thursday, Davenport Police Department Narcotics Unit executed multiple search warrants in a drug investigation.

Police executed warrants at a residence on the 2000 block of West 3rd Street and smith’s black 2000 Cadillac Escalade on the 300 block of North Division street.

Police saw her leave the 200 block of West 3rd Street and followed her to the 300 block of North Division Street, where detectives took her into custody and seized the car she was driving.

In the residence, detectives found

  • 3.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine separated into four baggies
  • a black Ruger LCP.38 special revolver
  • $5,800 in currency
  • multiple crystal meth pipes with residue
  • multiple pieces of packaging material
  • multiple digital scales with meth residue
  • ammunition
  • a nylon holster
  • drug ledgers

In the vehicle, detectives found

  • 112.55 grams of meth in the driver’s-side door
  • a digital scale with meth residue.
  • packaging material.

She had four outstanding warrants for her arrest for identity theft, forgery, driving while barred, malicious prosecution, providing false identification and false information for a citation.

Also arrested was Joshua Paarman Sr., 30, who faces felony charges of conspiracy to deliver, felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to deliver, and probation violation, and misdemeanor charges including fifth-degree theft.

Police say Paarmann tried to flee out of the west bedroom window but was taken into custody.

“During this time the defendant discarded a broken methamphetamine pipe,” police said.

When they looked at pre-raid surveillance, detectives saw multiple suspected customers coming and going from the home.

Paarmann had three outstanding warrants, including probation violation, interference with official acts, and fifth-degree theft. He also has a prior felony conviction from March 19, 2020.

Paarmann is a suspect in an unreported “shots fired” incident in November.

Smith’s arraignment is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 7 in Scott County Court, where Paarmann is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29..  

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