Beginning on Friday, officers from all over the Lawrence County  began monitoring the high volume of traffic moving through our county for the  Memorial Day Holiday.
A Sobriety Check Point was held Friday night from 10 pm to midnight at Ravenden on Hwy 63. Officers from the Ravenden Police Department, Arkansas  State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office  checked hundreds of vehicles and drivers. Several citations were written for  violations ranging from “Driving on Suspended License” to arrest for outstanding  warrants were performed during the time period.
Officers at Black Rock also made several traffic stops, according  to the Black Rock Police, several “Minor in Possession” citations were written  on Friday night as well as other citations pertaining to alcohol and drugs. 
Friday afternoon, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s K-9 Officer made a  stop south of the Black River Bridge where a Mississippi vehicle was stop with  two of the three occupants in possession of Marijuana. This was one of several  stops on Friday made by the K-9 Officer on Friday which resulted in drug  charges.
Lawrence County Deputies also made several other alcohol related  stops on Friday and Saturday as they worked the heavy amounts of traffic.  Lawrence County Deputies have been working “Checkpoints” throughout the county  for several weeks now with very positive results. Several arrest have been made  by officers during the checkpoints.
The mood of the drivers traveling through the checkpoint on Friday night was positive, drivers were very glad the officers were doing everything  possible to keep drugs and alcohol off the highways and did not mind the short  wait.
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