20 arrested, 5 wanted in Texarkana, AR drug bust

20 arrested, 5 wanted in Texarkana, AR drug bust
(KSLA News 12)

MILLER COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - After an 8 month investigation, 25 people have been identified in a Texarkana, AR large scale methamphetamine distribution ring.

Police say the ring involved narcotics trafficking and distribution in the areas of Texarkana and Miller County, Arkansas.

Officers arrested 20 people in connection to the ring. There are warrants for the remaining 5.

Criminal charges in the case range from delivery of a controlled substance to weapons charges. Some charges will be enhanced as the sale of controlled substances was located near schools, churches, and city parks.

Some of the defendants will be prosecuted for violating state law while others with be charged with violating federal criminal offenses. Others may be charged with criminal violations at both levels.

Law enforcement officials representing the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sheriff's Office the Texarkana Texas Police Department, the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, the Arkansas State Police, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the FBI, and the U.S. Marshall's Service all participated in the arrests.

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