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23 arrested in multi-agency drug bust in Arkansas, prosecuting attorney says

By Brandon Riddle

This article was published December 14, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

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Twenty-three people were arrested Wednesday as part of a multi-agency drug bust in northeast Arkansas, prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington said.

The arrests were made in Jonesboro, Paragould, Trumann and Marked Tree at the culmination of a “lengthy investigation” into the distribution of methamphetamine and opiates in Craighead, Greene and Poinsett counties, according to a news release.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of about a pound of methamphetamine and 400 hydrocodone pills as well as various drug paraphernalia, Ellington said.

More than 20 offices representing multiple agencies — including the Jonesboro Police Department, Second Judicial District Drug Task Force, Craighead County sheriff’s office, Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Community Correction — participated in the bust.

According to the release, nine other people are still wanted on drug-related charges.

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KnuckleBall says... December 14, 2017 at 2:41 p.m.

This was not worthy of the headline, not a lot of drugs... like taking a teaspoon of water out of the Gulf of Mexico...

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LRDawg says... December 14, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

Pound of meth = lots of drugs....that stuff kills people and ruins families. Would have been top story if it happened in Little Rock

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DoubleBlind says... December 14, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

It does appear to be a losing battle. Everyone should watch the documentary ‘Meth Storm’ on NBO. It was filmed in AR this year by the Renaud brothers and sheds a great deal of light on what law enforcement is now dealing with. It’s horrifying and very sad but something everyone needs to see.

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Razorbacks901 says... December 14, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.

A good documentary on HBO "Meth storm Arkansas" just came out. It shows just how bad meth is, how bad the epidemic has gotten in Arkansas, and the rest of our nation. The meth is coming in by the boatloads to all corners of our nation. The Mexican drug cartels are helping rot out our nation literally. Interesting documentary if you want to see just what the drug is doing.

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