Police dept. seizes 54 pounds of meth in historic bust - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Police dept. seizes 54 pounds of meth in historic bust

(Source: Kennett Police Department) (Source: Kennett Police Department)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

A police department says they've made a historic drug bust.

According to the Kennett Police Department Facebook page, a "major covert operation" successfully concluded on Thursday.

Officers seized about 54 pounds of methamphetamine and a large undisclosed amount of cash.

Multiple arrests were made; however, the suspects' names were not immediately released.

Kennett officers along with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office and Caruthersville Police Department assisted the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement Administration during this investigation.

KPD states the bust is the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the history of the department.

"Our department and our officers are very proud of the teamwork utilized by everyone involved in the investigation that stopped this huge amount of methamphetamine from being flooded into our local communities," the post concluded.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

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

  • Disciplinary panel doesn't dismiss complaint by judge's execution protest

    Disciplinary panel doesn't dismiss complaint by judge's execution protest

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:52:47 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-08-21 12:13:17 GMT
    Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)
    Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)

    On Monday, the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission denied the Pulaski County Circuit Judge's motion to dismiss the ethics complaint about his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion.

    On Monday, the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission denied the Pulaski County Circuit Judge's motion to dismiss the ethics complaint about his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion.

  • Letter sent home to parents after death of Corning High School students

    Letter sent home to parents after death of Corning High School students

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:37:27 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:38:44 GMT
    Letter sent home to Corning High School parents reguarding the deaths of two students (Source: Corning High School via Facebook)Letter sent home to Corning High School parents reguarding the deaths of two students (Source: Corning High School via Facebook)

    Due to the death’s of two high school students at Corning High School, a plan has been set in place to help students and staff grieve.

    Due to the death’s of two high school students at Corning High School, a plan has been set in place to help students and staff grieve.

  • Sheriff's office searches for missing elderly man

    Sheriff's office searches for missing elderly man

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:56:43 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:02:12 GMT
    Clarence Adams (Source: Stone County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)Clarence Adams (Source: Stone County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
    Clarence Adams (Source: Stone County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)Clarence Adams (Source: Stone County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

    The Stone County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in the search for a missing elderly man.

    The Stone County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in the search for a missing elderly man.

Powered by Frankly