‘Operation Task Force Arkansas’
On 9/17/18 the Searcy County Sheriff’s Department was able to take part in a monumental operation lead by the DEA that was set to take place over multiple days and involve many different departments across the state of Arkansas.
In Searcy County ‘Operation Task Force Arkansas’ took down multiple individuals for crimes ranging from Possession with the Purpose to Deliver to Possession of Paraphernalia with Purpose to Manufacture a Controlled Substance.
Our involvement in this operation was only a piece of a much bigger picture, but we were able to successfully complete our goal of dismantling or disrupting the manufacture and delivery of dangerous drugs in Searcy County.
Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies in the state of Arkansas - during ‘Operation Task force Arkansas’- were able to arrest 1,260 individuals on federal and state charges and seize 211 firearms, over 37 kilograms of methamphetamine, 1,293 pounds of marijuana, 47 kilograms of cocaine, almost one kilogram of heroin, 228,913 controlled prescription pills, $357,399 in U.S. currency and 32 vehicles.
Operation Task Force Arkansas was led by the DEA Little Rock District Office and Arkansas’ 19 Drug Task Forces, who partnered with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the state for a combined enforcement and investigative effort. Over 200 law enforcement officers, analysts and support personnel worked together in this coordinated effort targeting the most violent and dangerous drug traffickers and drug trafficking organizations preying on our communities.