A search warrant executed September 13 at the residence of Jerry L. Springer following a traffic stop the night before revealed components of a methamphetamine lab at Lot 24 J Bar J County Road 208, Melbourne, Arkansas. These components discovered in the back of flat bed truck consisted of various items used to manufacture methamphetamine. These items included drain cleaner (sulfuric acid), a container labeled Draino (sodium hydroxide), cold tablet packages (pseudo ephedrine/ephedrine), bottles and hoses, and containers known to been used in the in the final steps in the actual cooking process of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Springer admitted to making meth using the “shake and bake” method in the manufacturing process. Springer has been charged the manufacture of a controlled substance-methamphetamine in the presence of his minor son, a class “y” felony and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class “c” felony. Springer remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.
Danny Wayne Brock, age 26 of Horseshoe Bend is accused of assisting Springer in manufacture of methamphetamine and has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance-methamphetamine. . Brock too remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond. Sheriff Lawrence said that Springer and Brock are scheduled to appear in the October term of the Izard County Circuit Court.
These arrests were the result of a joint effort by the Arkansas State Police, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2010
POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence