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Multiple suspects arrested in year long drug investigation

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A year-long investigation ended with several arrested Friday, according to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department.

The release stated that the Second Judicial Drug Task Force and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration took several people into custody on both state and federal charges.

The operation, termed Operation King St. Louie, began in June of 2015. During the investigation, undercover agents purchased methamphetamine and other drugs from a trafficking operation.

“I appreciate the hard work of our local officers and federal partners in getting dangerous drugs off the streets of Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas,” Prosecutor Scott Ellington stated in the release.

A federal grand jury indicted the following on July 5 on conspiracy with the intent to distribute methamphetamine:

  • Freddie Capone
  • Brian Holt
  • Stephen Matthew Martin
  • Gary Sims
  • Jeremy Logwood

“The grand jury alleged that the drug trafficking operation was responsible for the acquisition, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana and pharmaceutical controlled substances in Northeast Arkansas,” the release stated.

The following individuals face state charges:

  • Kenneth Ball – possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of drugs and firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to deliver a narcotic, use of a communication device constituting a felony
  • Mary Brown – possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Tamika Capone - conspiracy to possess a narcotic, use of a communication device constituting a felony
  • Jessica Chism - conspiracy to possess a narcotic; use of communication device constituting a felony
  • Cory Gremard - conspiracy to possess a narcotic, use of communication device constituting a felony
  • Bonard Vincent Mace III – conspiracy to possess a narcotic, use of a communication device constituting a felony
  • Herbert Moore - conspiracy to possess a narcotic, use of communication device constituting a felony; possession of a narcotic with intent to deliver; simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm; possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Brett Samolyuk - conspiracy to possess a narcotic; use of a communication device constituting a felony
  • Waddell Sanders - conspiracy to deliver a narcotic, use of communication device constituting a felony
  • Elmer Eugene “Too Tall” Bruner – delivery of methamphetamine
  • Damian Martez Cutler Junior – charges not released
  • Terry Hodges – charges not released
  • Melvin Fiebrantz – delivery of methamphetamine
  • Tommy Hunter – possession of a controlled substance
  • Anthony James Cassulis – delivery of methamphetamine

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