January 17, 2024
WEST MEMPHIS – Arkansas State Police led a law enforcement contingent earlier this week in a joint operation to help remove wanted and repeat offenders from the streets of Eastern Arkansas.
This initiative was part of a coordinated operation that led to the arrest of 245 individuals over the span of eight hours. ASP contributed 27 Troopers to a total of 55 law enforcement officers to saturate the streets of Crittenden County and reduce criminal activity in the area.
A total of 449 officer violation contacts were made along with 75 criminal arrests and 13 DWI arrests. The team also seized eight firearms and various illegal narcotics, from crack cocaine to marijuana.
“We greatly impacted the Crittenden County area and provided calm to chaos in a community that has been the victim of violent crime for far too long,” said ASP Captain Philip Hydron, Troop D Commander.
Operation participants included members of the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force and the cities of Marion and West Memphis.
“Arkansas State Police will not hesitate to step up with our partner law enforcement agencies in communities that sorely need our support,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “Operations like these make Arkansas a safer place for all.”