Drug bust nets 35 arrests, more suspects sought

Drug bust nets 35 arrests, more suspects sought

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Authorities in and out of Independence County were busy Tuesday rounding up suspects, but they are not quite done yet.

According to Administrator Dale Weaver with the Drug Task Force, 35 people were captured Tuesday for various drug-related offenses, including possession of meth.

Weaver said officers are still looking for nearly 20 people in the investigation.

All of the suspects were arrested after meth and pill buys throughout Independence County, Weaver said.

Detectives in Stone and Cleburne Counties have helped in the investigation and the Batesville Police Department has assisted as well, according to Weaver.

A total of six people were already in jail at the time of their arrest.

Names of suspects have not been released.

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