New division targets drug dens in Trumann

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TRUMANN, Ark. – Authorities in Poinsett County are taking the fight to drug dens.

The Trumann Police Department in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Trumann, City Works, City Attorney’s Office, Department of Correction (Probation and Parole), City Code Enforcement, and the Housing Authority have created a Civil Enforcement Division (CED) that is combating drugs in Trumann. The CED’s primary focus are properties that are unlawfully selling, storing, keeping, using or giving away controlled substances.

This type of activity is a common nuisance according to Arkansas State Law. Upon discovering properties that statutorily fit such action, efforts are being made to work with the landlords in order to eliminate such actions.

Friday, April 21, the Trumann Police Department informed the tenant of 529 Ellis Street that the property had been abated by the Circuit Court of Poinsett County.

A sign was placed on the property stating, “This property is declared a public nuisance: The Circuit Court of Poinsett County has custody of this property and all persons upon the property are subject to search by Trumann Police Department: Convicted felons are banned from this property.”

The property will remain in the custody of the court until it can be deemed that it is no longer a public nuisance.

Photo courtesy TPD

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