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DTF roundup nets 19 arrests

Drugs and weapon DTF agents reportedly seized (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) Drugs and weapon DTF agents reportedly seized (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A months-long undercover investigation resulted in the arrests of 19 people.

Following multiple controlled buys, the Second Judicial Drug Task Force began Wednesday rounding up suspects on various charges, including possession.

In addition to the arrests, agents also seized 86.9 grams of methamphetamine and 32.9 grams of marijuana.

They also took one gun off the streets, a .45 caliber pistol with a fully loaded 30-round magazine.

Those arrested and their charges:

  • Demario Shondell Cannon, 29, of Jonesboro: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and felon in possession of a firearm
  • John Riley Bobbitt, 51, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Melody Johnson, 46, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Larry Edgar Truitt, 35, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance
  • James Spurlock, 30, of Harrisburg: Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Chad Michael Hensley, 25, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Brent Smith, 33, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Christopher Coggins, 38, of Jonesboro: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance
  • Heather Henson, 29, of Lake City: Hindering apprehension (felony)
  • Chase Hussung, 23, of Hardy: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm
  • Gregory Porter, 41, of Jonesboro: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance
  • Corrie Versie, 37, of Jonesboro: Possession with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), probation violation, misdemeanor warrants
  • Laranda Ruiz-Estes, 24, of Jonesboro: Possession with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), probation violation
  • Donald Mayes, 59: Possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor warrants
  • McKinley Williams, 60, of Jonesboro: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor)
  • Larry Payton, 68, of Jonesboro: Hindering apprehension
  • Leona Smith, 33, of Jonesboro: Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Christopher Pippin, 27, of Jonesboro: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance
  • Jennie Burnett, 39, of Harrisburg: Delivery of a controlled substance

DTF agents arrested all of the suspects, with the exception of Burnett, on Wednesday. Agents arrested Burnett on Thursday.

All were taken to the Craighead County Detention Center to await probable cause hearings.

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