Greene Co. man arrested for selling drugs to police informant

Greene Co. man arrested for selling drugs to police informant

MARMADUKE, AR (KAIT) - A Greene County man is in jail after he reportedly sold drugs to someone working with police.

Dexter Jordan, 24, of Marmaduke was arrested Monday on possession of meth, delivery of meth and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms charges. All charges are felonies.

According to an incident report from the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the investigation began on March 20 when investigator Lt. Mike Ryles used a confidential informant to buy 1.8 grams of suspected meth from Jordan.

The informant reportedly told Ryles that Jordan had sold them meth and that he "had an ongoing drug enterprise going on in the city of Marmaduke."

A search warrant was obtained and 3 days later Greene County authorities, including a SWAT team, executed the warrant at Jordan's residence on N. 1st St. in Marmaduke. Jordan was arrested without incident.

Officers found drugs including 7.1 grams of suspected meth, 8.1 grams of suspected marijuana, and several unknown pills, according to the sheriff's department.

A loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun was found along with a shotgun, black powder rifle and a semi-automatic "Tommy gun." Police also found $794 in cash.

On Tuesday Ryles interviewed Jordan who was advised of his Miranda rights and waived his right to speak to a lawyer.

The incident report states Ryles asked Jordan about the suspected meth found inside his home. Jordan stated the pills and meth were his. He also told Ryles the handgun found in the home was his and that he knew it was loaded.

When asked if he had sold meth in Marmaduke, Jordan told the officer he had just started selling "about two weeks ago."

Bond for Jordan was set at $75,000, according to Greene County Sheriff's Department.

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