Including the largest methamphetamine bust ever in Logan County by the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Booneville Police Department, DTF and other agencies combined to confiscate about a pound of what is suspected to be methamphetamine in the city last week.
Three people were arrested in connection with the two separate incidents.
In the larger of the busts, a search warrant was executed at about Wednesday morning at a Happy Lane residence resulted in the confiscation of 354 grams, or 12.5 ounces, of a substance believed to be meth along with more than $600 in cash, suspected marijuana, rolling papers, syringes and scales.
“This was an ongoing investigation,” DTF director Joe Patterson said last week. “It’s being transported in here from California. We had reason to believe they were getting a new supply. We’ve been looking at thes people for a while and were able to get a search warrant.
“We took a lot of meth off the street.”
Arrested at the scene were a California man and a local woman. They are being held on $150,000bond.
The drug has an estimated street value of about $35,000 to $38,000 according to officials.
The lead agency in the bust was the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force and other agencies involved were the Probation and Parole Department and the Arkansas State Police.
A day earlier the BPD assisted Probation and Parole officers in another case in which 28 grams of suspected methamphetamine were seized and a Booneville man was jailed and held on a $25,000 bond.