Two Arrested in Paragould on Charges including Trafficking/Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Deliver

PARAGOULD, Ark. — Two suspects have been taken into custody following a drug raid conducted by the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force, resulting in arrests for alleged drug trafficking, maintaining a premises for drug-related activities, theft by receiving, and possession of fentanyl with the intent to deliver.

The incident occurred on July 7 at approximately 6:25 p.m. at 5054 CR 707 in Paragould. Members of the task force, in collaboration with local authorities, executed a search warrant at the location. As the case is still under investigation, specific details have been redacted from the public report to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

The two individuals arrested during the raid were identified as Andrew White, 31, of Paragould, and Lorrie Rowlett, 61, of Jonesboro.

During the search, law enforcement officers discovered several incriminating items, including a pill bottle containing suspected fentanyl with Andrew White’s name on it. Additionally, digital scales, three glass pipes, another glass pipe, and several bags containing suspected methamphetamine were found. Notably, a significant quantity of suspected methamphetamine, weighing 652 grams and estimated to be valued at $4,500, was discovered in a plastic bag inside a filing cabinet.

Based on the evidence found, the majority of the charges are directed towards Andrew White. He faces charges including drug trafficking, possession of fentanyl with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, offenses related to maintaining a drug premises, and theft by receiving—all of which are felonies. White is currently held at the Greene County Jail on a bond set at $2 million.

Records show the address to be within proximity to several churches and schools.

The investigation is ongoing.

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