February 8, 2004 -- Posted at 7:48 p.m. CST
NEWPORT--People magazine comes to Jackson County... in search of a plague sweeping the area...methamphetamine is that plague, says Jackson County Sheriff Jim Bishop....and the magazine article that hits news stands this week, focuses on how Bishop and others in the area are dealing with their meth madness.
Johnson should know... he's a former cop, a patrolman, now on the wrong side of the law... serving his time. But if you missed what he said, you can read about it. Next week's issue of People magazine features an article about the methamphetamine problem in Arkansas... and one of the worst area's... Jackson County.
While People magazine may be bringing the problem of drugs in Jackson County to the forefront, it's something that officials have been dealing with for years.
The Sheriff doesn't believe that aggressiveness translates into a negative "People" view of Jackson County.
With drugs so prevalent in such a small town, the Sheriff has had to make some tough arrests, including his own niece.