Cleburne County

Lawsuit Accuses Arkansas Law Firm of Misconduct in Early Days of Medical Marijuana

by Hunter Field, Arkansas Advocate When Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry began five years ago, it was somewhat of an open secret that some of the Arkansans said to own the first dispensaries and growing facilities were fronts for out-of-state cannabis firms. Advertisement Back to the news: Advertisement Back to the [read more…]

Lee County

Operation “CandyLand” Leads to Multiple Drug Arrests in Marianna and Forrest City

MARIANNA—A coordinated arrest operation took place this morning in Marianna and Forrest City as part of an ongoing federal drug investigation. Dubbed “Operation Candyland,” this investigation by the FBI, Arkansas State Police, the First Judicial Drug Task Force, and the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office, focused on individual independent distributors [read more…]

Craighead County

Separate fatal wrecks claim lives in NEA

Tragedy struck Arkansas roadways over the past several days, claiming multiple lives in separate, unrelated crashes in NEA. Late Thursday (August 18) in Independence County, a Pocahontas man was killed in a traffic accident. At about 9:37 PM, Matthew Giles Jansen, 41, of Pocahontas, was on a 2022 Harley Davidson. [read more…]