Major bust reinforces need for more highway officers

Major bust reinforces need for more highway officers
(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.

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