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Drug Charges Archives

Arkansas enforcement yields several arrests for drug crimes

Drug activity in the Arkansas County of Crawford has reportedly been a concern of the mayor of Mulberry for some time. Following meetings with authorities such as state and local police and the County Prosecutor, a plan was devised to take action against alleged drug crimes involving supposed dealers and users in the area. The enforcement team also included the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and a K9 unit.

Arrests for drug crimes during traffic stop raises concerns

When off-duty officers make arrests it may be indicative of an overzealous attitude on their part. Of course, in some instances it is necessary for officers to act to protect the public whether they are on duty or not. In a recent Arkansas arrest, there are not enough facts yet available to determine whether a drug crimes bust on Arkansas 80 in Waldron was an act of excessive authority or one of reasonable law enforcement protocol.

Feds charge man with illegal distribution of prescription drugs

One of the most critical drug problems that authorities struggle with in Arkansas and elsewhere involves the distribution of highly addictive narcotic pills, such as Hydrocodone. These are prescription drugs that may be prescribed by a doctor for severe pain. Sometimes, however, those who start taking the pills innocently for pain become hopelessly addicted to the powerful narcotic.  

4 accused of possession and selling controlled substances

Arkansas residents who have been arrested for possession of controlled substances such as methamphetamines, heroin, marijuana or cocaine may face potentially high fines and even some years in jail. Both possession and the intention of selling controlled substances could end up in a conviction that will have lasting consequences on an individual's life. However, any person who is accused of such offenses has the right to obtain representation to protect his or her legal rights.

Feds arrest 8 men for alleged large scale drug trafficking

The federal system of criminal justice is heavily involved in the so-called war against drugs. Federal drug crimes are widely enforced by federal officials in Arkansas and elsewhere to purportedly take in some of the more serious interstate drug activities, and generally to focus on the larger drug trafficking operations. It doesn't always work that way, and sometimes federal arrests deal with alleged illegal activities that would normally be state offenses.

Drug crimes are serious and merit focused legal representation

Drug crimes are regarded as serious offenses in Arkansas. Individuals who are accused of possessing or manufacturing drugs, along with those accused of trafficking or dealing in them, may face severe consequences. Prohibited drugs include methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy and mushrooms. Other drug crimes that individuals may be accused of are those involving prescription drugs. Charges of obtaining such drugs without a prescription may also lead to severe penalties should a conviction actually result.

Governor to pardon his son's felony drug charge and conviction

By now, residents of Arkansas know that their governor will pardon his son for a 2003 conviction for felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver. The Arkansas Parole Board recommended the pardon on Oct. 20. The pardon was granted on the basis of a petition filed by Kyle Beebe, 34, the governor's son, who asked for the pardon of his felony drug charge.