SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Annual Marijuana Eradication Mission conducted by Sharp County Sheriff's Department leads authorities to a residence loaded with marijuana, guns and stolen property, according to the department.
According to the news release, a helicopter flyover was taking place Tuesday, August 18, when Sheriff Dale Weaver, acting as an airborne spotter, spotted a patch of marijuana plants growing near a home at #71 Sunset Lane, just south of Martin's Creek Road.
Deputies and detectives provided ground support and immediately moved in.
Sheriff Weaver says he spotted a suspect who quickly ran inside, not responding to deputies' request that he come outside. After a short stand-off, 24-year-old Coy Loggains Jr. came outside, surrendering to deputies.
The Sharp County Sheriff says they then executed a newly obtained search warrant for the property, finding a "large amount of firearms" along with suspected stolen property. They also pulled up 11 marijuana plants ranging from 8 to 12 feet tall.
During the search warrant, the sheriff's department reports 44-year-old Coy Loggains Sr. showed up, claiming responsibility for the marijuana being grown on the property.
Authorities say the primary resident was not at the scene during the raid and is still at large.
The investigation is ongoing.