Izard County
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Three Izard County males, two from Oxford and one from Melbourne have been charged with multiple drug related felonies as part of an ongoing undercover drug buy operation conducted by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas State Police.

Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Jamey Carroll Dockins, age 35 of 65 Second Street, Oxford has been charged with seven drug counts including three counts of maintaining a drug premise, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, and two counts of distributing illegal drugs near a certain facility.  The two certain facility charges, each an unclassified felony are the results of distributing the drugs within a thousand feet of two churches in Oxford.  The additional five charges are class “b’ felonies. Dockins remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond, a department of correction hold, and a hold by Independence County.

In the same undercover operation, Jason Robert Cox, age 36 of 65 Second Street, Oxford is charged with three counts of distributing a controlled substance-methamphetamine, each a class “b” felony and three counts of distributing near certain facility, each unclassified felonies. Conducting the delivery near churches in Oxford resulted in the certain facility charges. Sheriff Lawrence said that Cox has not been arrested and requests that anyone knowing his whereabouts to contact Chief Investigator Charles Melton at 870 368 4203.

Gregory Allen Stroud, age 51 of 130 Moser Street in Melbourne is charged with nine drug related felonies as the result of Izard County’s undercover operations.  Stroud is accused of delivering methamphetamine on four different occasions and hydrocodone delivery on one of those occasions.  Each of the methamphetamine delivery charges are class “b” felonies while the delivery of hydrocodone charge is a class “c” felony.  Stroud was additionally charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance near a certain facility. All of the drug deliveries were conducted either near the Melbourne Elementary School or the Mill Crest Church of Christ in Melbourne.  According to Sheriff Lawrence, each delivery charge near a certain facility is an unclassified felony and carries a ten year prison enhancement to the original charge. Stroud was charged as a habitual offender having been convicted of four or more felonies. The habitual offender charged carries an enhanced sentence on the other charges. Stroud remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond.



News Release, For Immediate Release, May 24, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870-368-4201


Note: Pictures of Dockins, Cox, Stroud, and drug premise at 65 Second Street, Oxford provided


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