Seven-month investigation leads to two arrests

Seven-month investigation leads to two arrests

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - An investigation by multiple agencies into suspected meth trafficking uncovered over a pound of meth and $10,000 in cash.

According to a post on the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, deputies arrested Gary Henson, 53, of Searcy and Thomas David Farris, 34, of Heber Springs in the case.

Authorities believe the pair were trafficking meth into the Heber Springs area, with Henson traveling to Heber Springs and distributing the meth from hotels and other areas in town; with Farris trafficking meth into Heber Springs, the post noted.

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With Henson, authorities served a search warrant March 25 at a hotel room where Henson was. Police found the pound of meth, with a street value of $37,000; and $10,000 in cash believed to have been involved in drug sales.

Authorities also found 22 grams of meth, with a street value of $1,500 on Farris, the post noted.

Henson was arrested on suspicion of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia-felony, maintaining a drug premises within 1,000 feet of a certified drug-free zone and unlawful use of a communications device. Henson is also being charged with being a habitual offender, police said.

Farris was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth or cocaine with purpose to deliver 10 grams or more but less than 200 grams, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia-felony, maintaining a drug premises within 1,000 feet of a certified drug-free zone, and unlawful use of a communication device. Farris is also facing a habitual offender charge.

A $100,000 bond was set for Henson, while a $15,000 bond was set for Farris.

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