Arkansas State Police

EAST ARKANSAS SATURATION YIELDS GUNS, DRUGS, AND STOLEN CARS

During a 33-hour saturation of Crittenden County, Arkansas State Police (ASP) issued 372 citations and arrested 23 individuals on various charges, including felony charges for possession of guns, drugs, DWI, and fleeing.

On Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10, 2024, the ASP’s Highway Patrol Division conducted a joint law enforcement operation with West Memphis Police Department, Marion Police Department, and the Cross County Sheriff’s Office supporting the initiative.  

ASP seized 11 firearms, recovered two stolen vehicles, and confiscated a variety of illegal drugs, including Fentanyl, prescription drugs, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Marijuana.

During the operation, Troopers made a total of 11 arrests for individuals Driving While Intoxicated. In addition to these arrests, Troopers issued 29 citations for speeding, 7 for safety belt violations, and 7 for child restraint violations. There were a total of five vehicle pursuits during the saturation. ASP issued 40 hazardous citations along with 201 non-hazardous citations.  Law enforcement made 795 contacts with individuals. 

“The community openly expressed their appreciation for our proactive presence, which significantly enhanced the safety of the streets. I am immensely proud of our dedicated team and the invaluable collaboration with our regional law enforcement partners,” said ASP Captain Philip Hydron, Troop D Commander.

ASP Col. Mike Hagar added, “During those two days in East Arkansas, ASP played a critical role in protecting human life and property. The people of Arkansas look to law enforcement to carry out special operations like these to maintain the peace and safety of the communities we are dedicated to serving.”

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