PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Sheriff's deputies made a "clean sweep" of a Paragould apartment complex, rounding up several on various drug charges.
Thursday the Greene County Sheriff's Department's SWAT team and CID served two search warrants at the Franklin Apartments, located in the 900-block of Grayson Street, according to a social media post.
Investigators placed several people in handcuffs, then searched the premises.
Sheriff David Carter said it was phone calls from residents that first brought the area to their attention.
"We had been getting several calls," Carter said. "We just got so many complaints from the citizens that we went into action. We got some information and got things going. We went in there and did what we were supposed to do."
Carter said after getting complaints they set to work to begin building their case.
"We've been working on this case for over a month," Carter said. "It takes time to build a case and to get all your ducks in a row. I hope the people understand that. We get a lot of information. We do take the citizen's complaints and we were getting so many there."
Carter said they've been getting positive responses from the community since making multiple arrests at the location.
"It has been overwhelming," Carter said. "We put it on Facebook and I think we're up to 90,000 people on looks and almost 1,000 shares. The people, they were ready for this. It's been going on for so long. So, we took action."
Carter said they want to make sure the rights of every resident in Greene County are protected.
"You know, we take calls from the city, we take calls from the county. Just wherever it goes is where we go. You know, every citizen has a right and I think the people that live around this place, they're a lot happier,' Carter said. "Their kids can hopefully come outside and play. Cause the activity had gotten so bad they were afraid for their kids to go out and play. And you shouldn't have to live in fear in our community."
Following the search, deputies arrested 25-year-old Conner Miller on suspicion of being a probation absconder.
They also arrested 27-year-old April Campbell on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. Brandon Lamar, 21, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, while 23-year-old Justin Lamar was arrested on suspicion of delivery of crystal methamphetamine.
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