posted: 12/11/2012 10:51 a.m.
A convicted felon who worked as an informant for authorities during a broad investigation into drug trafficking and corruption in eastern Arkansas will receive a total of more than $50,000 for his involvement and expenses, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.
posted: 12/11/2012 12:52 a.m.
A former Helena-West Helena police lieutenant wasn’t an initial target of a public-corruption investigation in eastern Arkansas, but a fellow officer named her to stand in for him and provide an escort for a man believed to be carrying a load of cocaine, an FBI agent testified Monday.
updated: 12/10/2012 9:54 a.m.
Jury selection has started in the trial for the only police officer not to plead guilty among five indicted last year in a broad federal investigation into corruption and drug dealing in eastern Arkansas.
posted: 12/05/2012 12:31 a.m.
A federal judge ordered a five-year prison sentence Tuesday for a Helena-West Helena man who admitted to trafficking pounds of marijuana and possessing an AK-47 rifle to protect his illicit drugs and drug proceeds.
posted: 11/29/2012 4:07 a.m.
Four more defendants in the ongoing drug-trafficking and public-corruption investigation known as Operation Delta Blues were sentenced to prison Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with earlier guilty pleas.
posted: 11/09/2012 1:29 a.m.
Part four in a series A Helena-West Helena man admitted in federal court Thursday that he spent months dealing drugs and illegally building up a small cache of high-powered firearms, all while he was charged in a 2010 doubleshooting case.
posted: 10/17/2012 5:14 a.m.
A former state probation and parole officer pleaded innocent Tuesday morning to a federal indictment accusing her of turning a blind eye to the drug trafficking of a convicted murderer and another man she supervised in exchange for goods and cash.
posted: 10/16/2012 10:37 a.m.
A former probation officer charged with extortion in an ongoing federal investigation into drug dealing and corruption in eastern Arkansas has entered an innocent plea.
posted: 09/26/2012 2:09 a.m.
A Helena-West Helena man who let two drug kingpins use his house to store firearms and sell crack cocaine was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Tuesday.
posted: 09/20/2012 1:42 a.m.
A state parole and probation officer, accused of taking bribes from a Marianna drug kingpin convicted of murder, resigned Wednesday, two days after her arrest by federal agents.
posted: 09/18/2012 1:43 a.m.
A convicted murderer and Marianna drug kingpin admitted Monday that he bribed his parole officer with cash, gifts and shoes in exchange for turning a blind eye as he distributed more than a hundred pounds of cocaine in the Arkansas Delta.
updated: 09/17/2012 4:33 p.m.
The Department of Justice has arrested an Arkansas Department of Community Corrections parole/probation officer in connection to an east Arkansas drug ring investigation, according to a news release.
posted: 09/15/2012 3:57 a.m.
Two Helena-West Helena men admitted in federal court Friday to their roles in two drug-trafficking rings that funneled hundreds of pounds cocaine and marijuana into the impoverished Arkansas Delta.
posted: 09/12/2012 4:25 p.m.
Two people charged in a drug and police corruption investigation in east Arkansas have entered guilty pleas in federal court.
posted: 08/11/2012 2:31 a.m.
A Mississippi man known as “Kocaine Krazy,” who has admitted hiding cocaine in a state police car after a traffic stop and participating in a cocaine-trafficking operation based in the Arkansas Delta, was sentenced Friday to 11 years in federal prison.