Sheriff releases names of 37 arrested during second phase of meth investigation

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Screenshot from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office showing some of those arrested in today in phase two of Operation Lake Ice.

A list of individuals arrested in today’s round-up from Operation Lake Ice, a joint operation by the Cleburne County’s Sheriff’s Office and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force has been posted.

Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown posted the list along with a release regarding details of the months-long investigation on the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office website.  You can read it below in its entirety as posted. It is also available by clicking here.

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June 17, 2019

For Immediate Release
Re: Phase 2 Operation Lake Ice Joint Operation Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office/16th Judicial Drug Task Force

It is no secret that meth use and addiction has plagued the state of Arkansas, as well as our nation. Most Sheriff’s seek to make it a priority upon entering office to combat the use, sale, and distribution of meth in their county and I was not an exception to that when I took office in January of 2017.

In January of 2017, I directed our Criminal Investigation Division to begin conducting a long-term investigation that would specifically target meth dealers in Cleburne County. That investigation, called Operation Lake Ice, culminated in a round up conducted on January 9 of last year which resulted in the arrest of 21 individuals. Officers, agents, and deputies from multiple agencies assisted in that round up effort, which was very successful.

After the close of that round up, I again directed our Criminal Investigations Division, this time to double down on their efforts, specifically targeting meth dealers in Cleburne County. For the past 18 months Cleburne County Detectives, along with Agents of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, have worked tirelessly investigating and building cases to put drug dealers behind bars and keep our community as drug free as possible.

I’m proud to announce, that this morning, at 5 am, a briefing began here at the Sheriff’s Office for phase 2 of Operation Lake Ice, which includes warrants for 40 people for dealing primarily meth in Cleburne County and/or trafficking drugs into Cleburne County, along with search warrants for multiple properties. This is the largest roundup conducted by the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and it reaffirms our commitment to the citizens of Cleburne County in fighting the drug epidemic that is prevalent, not only in Cleburne County, but all across our state and our nation.

For the past few hours, members of multiple agencies have been working to serve those arrest warrants and search warrants and bring each of those suspects to jail. I want to say a special thank you to each of those agencies that have assisted the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and the 16 Judicial Drug Task Force with the execution of this round up. Those agencies are: the Heber Springs Police Department, Quitman Police Department, Greers Ferry Police Department, Concord Police Department, Rosebud Police Department, Fairfield Bay Police Department, Stone County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain View Police Department, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Police Department, Izard County Sheriff’s Office, Searcy Police Department, Central Arkansas Drug Task Force, Arkansas Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole, Arkansas State Police, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

I want to say a special thank you to Detective Long, who has tirelessly worked to coordinate this round up. His hard work and relentless pursuit of meth dealers during Operation Lake Ice have been nothing short of incredible. I also want to specifically thank all the detectives and deputies of the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, and the agents of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Cleburne County. It is their hard work, their sacrifices, and their determination that make operations like this one a success. It is a privilege to work along-side them every day.

Those suspects that are not arrested during today’s round up will be placed on our Most Wanted List, which is found on our website, cleburneso.org. If you have information as to their whereabouts, we ask that you contact the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (501)362-8143. And if you are dealing meth in Cleburne County, I have a message for you too: Stop dealing, leave Cleburne County, or prepare to go to jail, because we’re coming for you.

-Sheriff Chris Brown

*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Below are those arrested during today’s round up:

*Several of the addresses you will see are Heber Springs. We have not distinguished between the Heber Springs addresses that are inside the city limits and those that are outside the city limits. However, there are several of both.

*You will notice that many of the delivery charges are for less than 2 grams. In the majority of cases, that is because these were controlled buys in which an amount of less than 2 grams was purchased.

Ryan Randall Decker, 25, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
3. Endangering the welfare of a minor 1st degree Class D Felony

Larry Leon Taylor – Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a schedule VI controlled substance < 14 grams Class A misdemeanor
2. Delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 10 grams Class B Felony
4. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 10 grams Class B Felony
5. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 2 grams < 28 grams Class B Felony
6. Maintaining a drug premises Class B Felony

Jennifer Acree, 27, of Quitman
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises Clas C Felony
4. Endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree Class D Felony
5. Endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree Class D Felony

Zachary Dylan Cordell, 28, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams  Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
3. Maintaining a Drug Premises Class C Felony

Marcus Wynell Paul – Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams < 200 grams   Class Y Felony
2. Unlawful use of a communication Device
3. Being an Habitual Offender

Season Dalynn Polston, 37, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises

Amanda Lee Holt, 36, of Greers Ferry
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams  < 200 grams  Class Y Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams < 200 Grams  Class Y Felony
3. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
4. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Curtis Troy Euton, 59, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Marijuana) > 14 grams Class D Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Marijuana) > 14 grams  Class D Felony
3. Endangering the welfare of a minor first degree Class D Felony
4. Endangering the welfare of a minor first degree Class D Felony
5. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
6. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Terry Clifford Holt, 61, of Greers Ferry
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams < 200 grams   Class Y Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
3. Being an Habitual offender

Frank Shawn Dickens – Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams  Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams  Class C Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams  Class C Felony
4. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
5. Being an habitual offender

Christopher Belt, 36, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
4. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 2 grams  < 10 grams   Class B Felony
5. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Bethany Gant Galloway, 40, of Quitman
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 2 grams < 10 grams  Class B Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Christopher Ray Arnold, 27, of Quitman
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Forrest Hunter Noggle – Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2 grams < 10 grams Class B Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises   Class C Felony

Glenn David Gray, 59, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams < 10 grams Class B Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >10 grams < 200 grams  Class Y Felony
4. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >10 grams <200 grams  Class Y Felony
5. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C  Felony
6. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Cassie Elaine Francisco, 20, of Heber Springs
Charges :
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
3. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
4  Maintaining a drug premises   Class C Felony

Russell Lynn Dunn, 28, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony

William  Luther King, 39, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2grams  < 10 grams   Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2 grams <10 grams   Class B Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises within 1000 feet of a church Class B Felony
4. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
5. Being an habitual offender

Melissa Lorraine Andrews, 33, of Rosebud
Charges :
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony

Charles Wayne Martin – Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony

Johnie Eldon Henessee, 53, of Wilburn
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams Class B Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams Class B Felony
4. Unauthorized use of another persons property to facilitate a crime Class B Felony
5. Unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime Class B Felony
6. Unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime Class B Felony

Charles Dewey Fry  Jr., 49, of Rosebud
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams  Class C Felony

Lisa Rene Engel, 46, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams  Class B Felony
2. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
3. Unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime Class B Felony
4. Unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime Class B Felony

Bryan Chance Langston    Incarcerated in ADC
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2grams   Class C Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises within 1000 feet of a drug free zone (Head start school)  Class B Felony

Billy Gean Marcum, 46, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams  Class C Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Benjamin  Matthew Smith, 30, of Searcy
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)  >2 grams  <10 grams   Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams  <10 grams  Class B Felony
3. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony

Shawna Main, 36, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams   Class C Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C  Felony
3. Endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree Class D Felony
4. Endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree Class D Felony

Matthew L. Patterson, 30, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) <2 grams Class C Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
3. Being an Habitual Offender

Evan Sipes, 27, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) >2 grams <10 grams   Class B Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises within 1000 feet of a certified drug free zone (Church)  Class B Felony
3. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony

Eric Nichols Odom, 33, of Quitman
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), > 2 grams and < 10 grams Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams and < 200 grams Class Y Felony
3. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) > 10 grams and < 200 grams Class Y Felony
4. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
5. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
6. Being a habitual Offender

Jonathan Wayne Simmons W/M DOB: 12/10/1987
Charges:
1. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), > 2 grams and < 10 grams Class B Felony
2. Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), > 2 grams and < 10 grams Class B Felony
3. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony
4. Unlawful use of a communication device Class C Felony
5. Habitual Offender Enhancement

Brian Pringle, 43, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Delivery of a schedule II-controlled substance (Methamphetamine) < 2 grams Class C Felony
2. Maintaining a drug premises Class C Felony

Nathan Rice, 41, of Heber Springs
Charges:
1. Possession of Methamphetamine less than 2 grams Felony
2. Possession of drug paraphernalia Felony
3. Parole Hold

Ernest McCoy Harris, 57, of Wilburn
1. Contempt of Court Misdemeanor

Paul Eddings, 44, of Heber Springs
1. Possession of drug paraphernalia Felony

Tiffany Miller, 29, of Rosebud
1. Other agency warrant

Donald Hogans, 71, of Heber Springs
1. Other agency warrant

 

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  1. Thank you to all the Law Enforcements that were involved in making our county safer. You are greatly appreciated. Prayers are being prayed for you and your family daily.

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