Forrest City makes drug arrests thanks to community

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT)-  Officers with the Forrest City Police Department received a tip that a vehicle carrying illegal drugs would be making a delivery in Forrest City.

Officers stopped the vehicle on Highway 1 at the bypass. 35-year-old Jason Williams, 32-year-old Melinda Hartness, and 44-year-old Ervin Pryor, all of Wynne, were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamines with purpose to deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

According to authorities, Hartness and Pryor had warrants and were taken to the Forrest City Police Department.

Chief E.P. Reynolds says, "This is a great example of the community and the police working together in the fight against drugs in our city.  I commend Officer Melton, Officer Kinney and Det. Sgt. Payne on their quick response and persistence in getting this dangerous drug and two more dealers off our streets."

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity is asked to contact the Forrest City Police Department at (870) 633-3434 or the Forrest City Crime Stoppers at (870) 261-1499.  All calls to the crime stoppers number are anonymous.  Forrest City Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information leading to the capture of fugitives.

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