Searcy Police Say Drug Sting Didn't Hurt Much - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Searcy, AR

Searcy Police Say Drug Sting Didn't Hurt Much

JULY 25, 2005 - Posted at 3:43 p.m. CDT

SEARCY, AR - Searcy police say a yearlong drug sting has done little to curb the flow of drugs in the city.

They launched the campaign in response to complaints from residents that drug dealers were openly selling drugs on street corners.  Police used an undercover officer to make small purchases over a period of more than a year.

Although police arrested more than 30 people after the sting ended in May, the Searcy Police Department says the operation mainly has had a cosmetic affect on the drug problem.  Searcy police Major Kyle Osborne said fewer people may be on the streets selling drugs, but illegal drug use is still a problem.

Drugs seized in the yearlong sting amounted to less than 15 ounces in suspected cocaine, meth or marijuana.  But even relatively small purchases of drugs can be used to build solid cases against drug dealers.  White County Deputy Prosecutor Becky Reed said she expects the drug sting to act as a deterrent.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • 3 men injured in 3-vehicle crash

    3 men injured in 3-vehicle crash

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:08:18 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:22:21 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Three men were sent to the hospital following a Thursday morning crash in Missouri.

    Three men were sent to the hospital following a Thursday morning crash in Missouri.

  • Crack, ecstasy, meth found in Bootheel home

    Crack, ecstasy, meth found in Bootheel home

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:51:37 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:30:53 GMT
    Thomas Chris Jones (Source: Pemiscot County Jail via Vinelink)Thomas Chris Jones (Source: Pemiscot County Jail via Vinelink)

    A search warrant executed at a home in the Missouri Bootheel ended up with a man facing charges for trafficking drugs

    A search warrant executed at a home in the Missouri Bootheel ended up with a man facing charges for trafficking drugs

  • Arkids Pediatric Day Centers to host open house

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers to host open house

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:39 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:39:20 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 6:02 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:02:00 GMT

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers hosts an open house this weekend at their new Jonesboro location.

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers hosts an open house this weekend at their new Jonesboro location.

Powered by Frankly