Wednesday morning’s drug sting in Delta County was more effective than expected, said Sheriff Ricky Smith.
The operation resulted in arrests of 24 people, who were charged with a total of 35 violations.
“This effort was specifically directed at illegal drugs in Delta County," Smith said. "Illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol directly relate to almost 80 percent of our overall crime problem ... we have an epidemic of illegal drugs in this country and law enforcement needs to take a firm stand in its eradication.”
The arrests followed a four-month undercover investigation by the Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith said that there remain four active warrants connected to the operation.
Those arrested Wednesday and their charges include:
Michael Flannagan-Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
Cecil Duckworth-Felony Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
Michael Duckworth-Felony Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity
Kim Rankin- 2 Felony Deliveries of Controlled Substance and Felony Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
Roderick Luckey-2 Felony Deliveries of Marijuana
Keith Farrar- Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
Brenda Long-2 Felony Deliveries of Controlled Substance
William Chancellor- 2 Felony Deliveries of Controlled Substance and Felony Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity
Christopher Lawson-2 Felony Deliveries of Controlled Substance
James Cotton- Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
J.C. Morris-Felony Delivery of Marijuana
Randy Hargrave-Felony Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity
Tristian Biggers- 3 Felony Deliveries of Marijuana
James Jeffery-Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance and Misdemeanor Delivery of Marijuana
Terence Biggers- Felony Delivery of Marijuana
Charlie Ensey-Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
Cynthia Price-Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
Thomas Lantrip-Felony Delivery of Controlled Substance
Andy Soto-Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Robert Doyle Jeffery-Parole Warrant