Over the course of a three-month, state-wide narcotics operation, the 13th Judicial District Drug Force, in cooperation with state, local and federal agencies, collected information, arrest warrants, and search warrants for multiple alleged narcotics related criminal offenders and alleged narcotics premises.
During the week commencing January 23, 2023, agents executed multiple arrest and search warrants and conducted numerous other contacts in enforcement of the legal process. As result of this state-wide operation, law enforcement officers in the 13th Judicial District have arrested sixty-one (61) individuals on narcotics charges and other criminal offenses.
Further, there has been seized approximately 1,011 grams of methamphetamine, 218.8 grams of crack cocaine, 79 grams of powder cocaine, 2,610.4 grams of marijuana and 829 assorted pill form narcotics. Agents have seized $28,342.65 in United States currency, asserted to have been generated in the course of illegal narcotics trade, one vehicle and 52 firearms.
The law enforcement agencies in the 13th Judicial District that participated in this operation include Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, Hampton Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, Magnolia Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, Fordyce Police Department, Ouachita County Sheriff’s Department, Camden Police Department, Bearden Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department, El Dorado Police Department, Smackover Police Department, and the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, with the assistance of Arkansas Community Correction and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
NOTE: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.