Corning, Ark. – On November 21st, 2022, agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force were alerted to a large quantity of narcotics within a storage facility near the 400 block of 2nd Street in Corning, which is in close proximity to a child day care within the city. A police canine was summoned to the storage facility and subsequently indicated the presence of narcotics emitting from one of the units.
With a court-approved search warrant, agents entered the unit and located over seven pounds of methamphetamine, marijuana, and one AK-47 rifle with a large amount of ammunition.
Evidence collected from the storage facility incriminated Christa Denson, 32, of Corning. Denson was taken into custody and transported to Greene County Sheriffs Office. Denson was charged with the following:
- Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (Class Y),
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
- Possession of a Scheduled 6 Narcotic with intent to deliver, and
- Distribution of a Controlled Substance near certain facilities (day care).
On November 22, 2022 the court found probable cause for Denson’s arrest and ordered a one million dollar bond and other court ordered provisions of which Denson must meet if her bond is posted.
Agencies that were involved in this arrest were from Clay, Greene, and Craighead Counties. Corning, Paragould and Piggott Police Departments, and the Arkansas State Police.
Second Judicial District Drug Task Force Commander Chad Henson reiterated the importance of the work of his agents.
“Isolated arrests like this one are very impactful for small communities such as Corning,” Henson said in a release. “They will see a dramatic decrease in drug sales almost immediately and the intel we gained from this arrest will lead to the next and so on.”
Adapted from Multiple Press Releases