LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) – A collaborative effort between several law enforcement agencies leads to a huge bust in Craighead County on Wednesday.
The Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Jonesboro Police Department, Drug Task Force and Lake City PD teamed up for a case that lead to one arrest and the confiscation of drugs.
After a 3 day investigation into a commercial shipping company, officers discovered large amounts of a controlled substance were being brought into Jonesboro.
Justin Rolland is with the Craighead County Sheriff Department and he told Region 8 News, "The package was then delivered by an undercover officer to a business in Lake City, Arkansas. Which is located on highway 18. The name of the business is TNT Sales."
Officers confiscated 6 pounds of marijuana and arrested Ann Marie Wharton of Lake City.
As she was read her Miranda Rights, Wharton tried to offer $3000 to the owner of the business saying she owed her but the owner advised Wharton didn't really owe her.
She's being charged with criminal conspiracy and appeared for her probable cause hearing Wednesday afternoon.