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05/10/2018

Izard County Sheriff's Department and 16th Judicial Drug Task Force Conclude Months Long Investigation With Several Arrests.

 

According to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley on Tuesday May 8, the Izard County Sheriffs Department, the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Arkansas State Police executed nine arrest warrants. These warrants stem from drug investigations over the last few months.

 Suspect number one was Tammy Gayle Robinson age 49 of Calico Rock was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II less than 2 grams and Habitual Offender enhanced. At time of arrest Robinson was also charged with possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 Suspect number two was David Lee Rigdon age 53 of Oxford was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II less than two grams. Rigdon is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

 Suspect number three was Danny A. Sturgis of Calico Rock age 62 was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine and Distribution of a Controlled Substance near Certain Facilities two counts. At time of arrest Sturgis was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance schedule II Cocaine less than two grams. Sturgis is incarcerated in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

 Suspect number four was Kathryn Pitts age 32 of Oxford. Pitts was charged with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, schedule II Methamphetamine less than two grams. Pitts is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

Suspect number five, Jimmy John Lewallen age 35 of Melbourne was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine less than two counts. Lewallen is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

Suspect number six was Gregory Allen Jones age 39 of Melbourne was charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine less than two grams and one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine, two grams or more but less than 10 grams. Jones is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

Suspect number seven was Rodney Paul Medling age 43 of Brockwell. Medling was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine less than two grams and Habitual Offender enhancement. Medling is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond. At the time of arrest, items were observed in plain sight in Melding’s residence. A search warrant was executed at Melding’s residence and Medling received more charges, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine less than two grams, Use or Possession with the Purpose to use Drug Paraphernalia, used for introducing methamphetamine into human body, use or possession with the purpose to use Drug Paraphernalia with the purpose to compound, process, prepare, test, analyze a controlled substance that is methamphetamine, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons, Maintaining a Drug Premises and Habitual Offender Enhancement. Medling received an additional $50,000 bond.

Suspect number eight is Tommy Franks was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule IV. Franks is incarcerated in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Also involved in the roundup was Ashley Monique Webster age 27 of Mountain Home was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance schedule II Methamphetamine less than two grams. Webster is incarcerated in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

 Erin Kay Couch age 33 of Melbourne was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Couch is incarcerated in lieu of a $2,240 bond.

The Izard County Sheriff’s Department still anticipates more arrests with this operation.

 

 

News Release, For Immediate Release, May 10th, 2018 POC: Sheriff Jack Yancey, 870-368-  4203

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