Major bust reinforces need for more highway officers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Major bust reinforces need for more highway officers

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
LONOKE COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

The Arkansas Highway Police look to add more officers to their numbers.

A recent drug bust found 200 lbs. of marijuana at a weigh station in Alma, AR.

Highway patrol officer Corporal Jeremy Watkins has been with the department for more than a decade.

He says Interstate 40 has more problems than just drugs.

The Arkansas Highway Patrol inspects more than just commercial vehicles. "From human trafficking to drug trafficking, to stolen vehicles." Corporal Jeremy Watkins said.

Currently, there are 119 officers but they want 200.

Click here for more information from Cpl.Watkins.

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>>

  • Batesville School District to arm staff members

    Batesville School District to arm staff members

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:11:14 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:17:52 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    In an effort to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the Batesville School District will allow staff members to carry guns during the upcoming school year.

    In an effort to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the Batesville School District will allow staff members to carry guns during the upcoming school year.

  • Suit alleges discrimination in manufactured housing ordinance

    Suit alleges discrimination in manufactured housing ordinance

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:04:19 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:10:30 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    A 2015 ordinance created by the city of Newark is discriminatory and takes away the ability for people to afford a home because they are too impoverished to do so, a suit filed this week in federal court alleged. 

    A 2015 ordinance created by the city of Newark is discriminatory and takes away the ability for people to afford a home because they are too impoverished to do so, a suit filed this week in federal court alleged. 

  • Intersection getting railroad crossing arms, traffic signal

    Intersection getting railroad crossing arms, traffic signal

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:00:05 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:08:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The busy Jonesboro intersection of Dan Avenue and Henson Road will soon have a railroad signal upgrade and new traffic signals.

    The busy Jonesboro intersection of Dan Avenue and Henson Road will soon have a railroad signal upgrade and new traffic signals.

Powered by Frankly