Guns, ammo magazines, drugs found in Tyronza bust

Guns, ammo magazines, drugs found in Tyronza bust
Andy Tacker (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
Andy Tacker (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

TYRONZA, AR (KAIT) - A sheriff says a stolen gun led investigators to more guns, drugs, and cash after a search warrant was executed in Tyronza.

Late Saturday morning, Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder states, deputies searched 40079 Howard Road.

The investigation began when one of the occupants of the residence "sold a gun to a pawn shop that had previously been reported as stolen to the Harrisburg Police Department in September of 2017," Molder stated.

Detectives identified 22-year-old Andy Tacker of Tyronza as the suspect and said he had posted "large numbers of photographs of [himself] posing with guns, money, and drugs on social media."

During the search, investigators found a Century Arms RAS74 7.62 carbine rifle with a 50-round drum magazine and a 30-round magazine, a Masterpiece Arms MPA30T pistol with a weapon-mounted light, and two 30-round magazines.

In addition, less than an ounce of marijuana was found along with scales, baggies, and other drug paraphernalia. Multiple containers with an "unknown white powdery substance believed to be a controlled substance" were also found.

Molder stated some of the paraphernalia was used to consume methamphetamine while others were for marijuana.

Cash in the amount of $510 was also seized.

Tacker was arrested on the following charges:

  • Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana- with intent to deliver
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia-methamphetamines
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia-marijuana
  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms

The sheriff stated other charges are pending at this time.

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