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Central Arkansas Drug Sweep Arrests Dozens

Nine law enforcement agencies join together to round up suspects.
SEARCY, AR - Dozens of people have been picked up on drug charges in a sweep across central Arkansas.

The Central Arkansas Drug Task Force (CADTF) led the effort on Tuesday with assistance from eight other area law enforcement agencies.

The warrants were a result of an undercover investigation by the CADTF as well as additional investigations by the others involved.  

Authorities found that several people were already in jail either in the White County Detention Center or other facilities on unrelated charges. 

Here's a summary of all the arrests:
  • Officers executed a search warrant at the Jacqueline Richardson residence at 206 Main St., Higginson, where they seized about one gram of suspected methamphetamine worth about $100 and items of drug paraphernalia. Richardson, 44, was arrested on a warrant for one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond. Additional charges are anticipated. During the search officers located two additional subjects at the residence who were wanted on misdemeanor warrants and were taken into custody. They were Aaron Foster, 43, and Patricia Foster, 29, both of Searcy.
  • Officers executed a search warrant at the Ellis Lindale Hart residence at 206 West Point St., Kensett, and seized items of drug paraphernalia. Hart, 57, was arrested for one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond. Additional charges are anticipated. During the search officers located three additional subjects at the residence. David Hadley, 34, and Melanie Gerber, 36, both of Kensett, were each arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Melissa Wood, 41, of Searcy, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.
  • Officers searched the Donald Watkins residence at 1971 Rocky Point Rd., Judsonia, where they seized a syringe containing suspected methamphetamine, items of drug paraphernalia, and a defaced firearm.  Watkins, 44, was arrested for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons, and Possession of a Defaced Firearm. Watkins was incarcerated in the White County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.
The other suspects arrested on Tuesday include: 
  • Jennifer Baswell, 30, of Searcy, three counts of Conspiracy to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $10,000  
  • Jennifer Bonds, 43, of Searcy, one count of Conspiracy to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond  
  • Casey Renee Brooks, 30, of Searcy, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely morphine, and three counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $10,000 bond
  • Cathi Benthal Carter, 57, of Searcy, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond
  • Maegan Nicole Coderre, 29, of Kensett, one count of Conspiracy to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond 
  • Galia Louise Cook, 36, of Judsonia, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $10,000 bond 
  • Steven Denison, 30, of Jonesboro, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia With Purpose to Manufacture Methamphetamine, $20,000  
  • Paul Bobby Durfee, 67, of Bald Knob, two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $10,000 bond  
  • Lynda Hodge,42, of Judsonia, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With Purpose to Deliver, namely methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Drug Premises, $10,000 bond. During the arrest, a search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately one gram of suspected methamphetamine, approximate value $100. Additional charges are anticipated.
  • Anthony Lyn Martin, 37, of Bald Knob, two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond 
  • Robert Christopher Mathis-Watson, of Searcy, three counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $20,000 bond
  • Katie Elizabeth Moll, 23, of Searcy, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond 
  • Deidra Michelle Phillips, 34, of Enola (formally of Searcy), one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With Purpose to Deliver, namely methamphetamine, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count of Maintaining a Drug Premises, $10,000 bond 
  • Connie Tigue, 56, of Bald Knob, two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond  
  • Dwight Watkins, 63, of Bald Knob, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $5,000 bond 
  • Mister Justin Yancey, 33, of Kensett, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond 
Authorities are looking for the following persons who have active warrants:
  • Billy Jack Adams, 53, of Higginson, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond
  • Michael Campbell, 32, of Judsonia, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Shelby Childers a/k/a Shelby Sanchez, 34, of McRae, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond
  • Cory Clark, 28, of Searcy, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely Oxycodone, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count of Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, $5,000 bond
  • David Michael Freyburger, 40, of Greenbrier, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $5,000 bond
  • Kevin Hart, 32, of Searcy, one count of Furnishing Articles in a Correctional Facility, and one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine,
  • Paul Anthony Jenkins, 48, of Cabot, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With Purpose to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $20,000 bond
  • Bruce Johnson a/k/a Bruce Smith, 51, of Beebe, three counts of Deliver of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely cocaine, $15,000 bond
  • Jonathan Lyons, 31, of Searcy, one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $15,000 bond
  • Jacob Marshall, 26, of Oil Trough, two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $10,000 bond
  • Jeremy Lynn Rodgers, 27, of Searcy, one count of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, $5,000 bond
  • Crystal Ann Amada Valencia, 24, of Judsonia, one count of Trafficking a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, one count of Trafficking a Schedule II Controlled Substance, namely cocaine, one count of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance With Purpose to Deliver, namely marijuana, and one (1) count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $100,000 bond
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