Arrests made in drug raid of Harrisburg business

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Gregory Bornhoft

The owner and two employees of H & T Crawfish in Harrisburg were arrested Friday, May 1, after the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on the business after receiving information from multiple sources about drugs being used and sold on the property. Information also indicated young kids were getting and using drugs on the property.

When deputies executed the search warrant, general laborer Heath Harris, 35, and cashier Mila Muse, 41, were in the business office. The owner of H & T Crawfish, Gregory Bornhoft, was arrested behind Jackson Funeral Home. Once at the detention center, a glass meth pipe was found on Muse hidden inside her bra.

According to the report from the sheriff's office, during the search of H & T Crawfish deputies found drug paraphernalia along with suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.

Heath Harris

Also during the search, a John Deere riding lawn mower reported as stolen out of Jonesboro was recovered. The report states Bornhoft told deputies he had bought lawn mower but declined to answer further. Muse said she couldn't believe the victim of the theft reported the mower as stolen and said she had spoken with Bornhoft about buying the mower, but Bornhoft had not paid any money at the time.

Bornhoft and Harris were both charged with theft by receiving, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance (meth). Muse was charged with theft by receiving, furnishing prohibited articles into a jail, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bornhoft's bond was set at $50,000, Harris' bond was set at $15,000, Muse's bond was set at $25,000. They are set to appear in court on June 30.

Mila Muse
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