A major meth raid in Little River County could be one of the biggest ever in southwest Arkansas, and Ashdown's police chief says it is the biggest ever in their city.
Ashdown police raided the home of Jason Horn at 906 Park Avenue around 6 a.m. Thursday. They say they found 14 ounces of methamphetamine, also known as "ice." While that might not sound like a lot, police say it's pure - and worth at least $40,000. They say it's probably worth even more on the street, once it's been cut.
Also seized in the raid: $2,000 in case and 11 firearms, including handguns and rifles, along with body armor.
Horn, 38, and 24 year old Jantzen Adams, were arrested as a result of the search warrant and charges are pending. Horn is also charged as a felon in possession of firearms. He's being held on $100,000 bond. Bond has not yet been set for Adams.
Arkansas State Police and the South Central Drug Task Force assisted in the raid. Ashdown Police say they've been investigating Horn's alleged drug dealing for several months.
Ashdown Police Chief Doyle Crouch says Horn's arrest won't put an end to the local drug trade, but "certainly it will slow it down, but there's always someone to step in."