On November 09, 2011 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Hoxie Police Department working
together arrested Patricia Sweat (05/19/54) of Hoxie for possession of a controlled substance (crack
cocaine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and on some District Court warrants from
Lawrence County and also out of Jonesboro. The arrest came after Hoxie PD received tips from
concerned citizens that Sweat was on her way back to Hoxie from Jonesboro after purchasing the crack
and marijuana. A quick check of Sweat showed warrants from Lawrence County and Jonesboro. Officers
got a vehicle description and when Sweat arrived in Hoxie the officers were waiting on her. When Sweat
got out of the vehicle officers placed her under arrest for the warrants. Sweat was asked if she had any
illegal items with her and she gave the officers the crack and marijuana. Sweat was transported to the
Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing. Bond was set at $2,500 at a hearing this morning and a
November 16 Circuit Court date was issued.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office visit their site at www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .