BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Both local and federal authorities made arrests in connection with a drug bust Friday evening in Blytheville, with over 60 pounds of meth confiscated.
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said in a news release Monday that Randie Booker, 35, and George Green, 49, were arrested in the raid.
Ellington said the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, along with the Department of Homeland Security and Blytheville police conducted the raid in the 200-block of South Division Street.
There they seized 62.7 pounds of methamphetamine; 23 pounds of marijuana; and 2.4 pounds of an undetermined substance suspected to be heroin or cocaine.
Ellington said Homeland Security agents confirmed that drugs were inside a suspicious shipping container in Memphis.
Agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force were contacted and a plan was made to deliver the container.
Officers with the drug task force, Homeland Security investigators, and Blytheville police officer participated in the operation.
A supervising agent with the DTF said the estimated street value of the drugs was around $1 million.
Booker and Green appeared before Blytheville District Judge Shannon Langston Monday who set their bond at $1 million.
The investigation is ongoing.