Posted Date: 08/08/2023
A criminal investigation by the 14 Judicial District Drug Task Force resulted in a traffic stop on Thursday, August 3, 2023, near Harrison, Arkansas. The traffic stop, conducted by the Arkansas State Police and a Boone County Deputy with his K-9 partner, resulted in the arrests of two persons after over eleven pounds of suspected methamphetamine, two-hundred and twenty-one grams of suspected Fentanyl in pill form, and five firearms were discovered in the vehicle.
A search warrant was obtained for an address in Boone County where officers from several agencies, including the 14 Judicial District Drug Task Force, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Harrison Police Department, Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, and the Arkansas State Police found additional items related to drug sales and use.
A special thanks to the Arkansas National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Officers from the Taney and Stone County Missouri Sheriff’s Departments, and the COMET Drug Task Force of Missouri, who were instrumental in the investigation.
The good working relationship between all agencies involved in this case has removed thousands of dosage units of methamphetamine and Fentanyl from the streets of Boone County, Arkansas.
The 14 Judicial District Drug Task Force covers Baxter, Boone, Marion, and Newton Counties in Arkansas and is made up of a Commander and two full-time Investigators that are employed solely by the Drug Task Force and approximately eight Officers that are assigned to the Drug Task Force from supporting agencies. Those supporting agencies are the Baxter, Boone, Marion, and Newton County Sheriff’s Offices and the Harrison and Mountain Home Police Departments. Specific, assigned Officers from those agencies act as Drug Task Force Agents when outside their normal jurisdiction.
Robert Braden, Commander
14 Judicial District Drug Task Force