Delta County
3:34 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Midweek drug bust total rises to 24

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