On February 28, 2024, after a 6-month investigation, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force conducted operation “Meth Around and Find Out.”

The goal of the operation was to target large suppliers of illegal drugs and convicted felons in possession of firearms in Jackson County as well as other counties. During the operation today over 8 pounds of methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl, and marijuana were seized along with over 10 illegally possessed firearms by convicted felons.

During the course of the investigation, several arrests have been made across several counties and several more are expected.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Newport Police department along with all of the other agencies that are an important part of the 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force.

Additionally, we would like to acknowledge Prosecuting Attorney Devon Holder for his unwavering support and dedication to justice. Through our joint operation, we successfully , made our community safer and reinforcing our commitment to combatting drug-related crimes.