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Police seize $65,000 worth of meth

Gabriel Martin  (Source:  Cleburne Co. Sheriff) Gabriel Martin (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff)
Oscar Aguirre  (Source:  Cleburne Co. Sheriff) Oscar Aguirre (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff)
Tommy Lacotts  (Source:  Cleburne Co. Sheriff) Tommy Lacotts (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff)

QUITMAN, AR (KAIT) – There's less meth on the streets of Region 8.  A lot less.

Cleburne County Sheriff's deputies working in conjunction with Arkansas State Police, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Quitman Police Department recently seized more than half a pound of methamphetamine.

It all started when Trooper Brent Bittle and Quitman Police Officer Clint Vaughn arrested an individual at a sobriety checkpoint for possession of a stolen gun and meth.  During the investigation, deputies and agents made two more arrests and seized even more meth.  Investigators estimate the street value of the drugs at $65,000.

Arrested were 28-year-old Oscar Diaz Aguirre, 43-year-old Gabriel Martin and 50-year-old Tommy Clayton Lacotts.  Martin and Aguirre are being held in the Cleburne County Detention Center.  Lacotts is free on bond.

 

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