Paragould, Ark. – On August 5th, 2022, in Paragould, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a joint operation and arrested 45 people. The Paragould Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, and the agents with the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force saturated the city with the following results:
• Forty-five (45) arrests, including 18 felony drug arrests and 27 misdemeanor arrests. Two of the arrests included a felon-in-possession-of-firearm arrest and one warrant arrest for rape,
• 58 citations, and
• 50 warnings.
This multi-agency criminal patrol saturation is the same type of operation that has occurred in Mississippi and Craighead counties in the past few months. The participating police chiefs and sheriffs of the 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force have collectively prioritized disrupting criminal organizations regionally. The overall goal is to completely dismantle these organizations by collaborating and sharing information with all the law enforcement agencies within the 2nd Judicial District.
Agencies that were involved in this operation were agents from Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, and Crittenden Sheriff’s Offices. Paragould, Jonesboro, Osceola, Marion, and West Memphis Police Departments. The Arkansas State Police and the Paragould Dispatch Center provided vital members to the operation as well.