Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ice Storm II: Feds mount another drug bust in Van Buren County

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 4:20 PM

U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer today announced a second round of arrests in Operation Ice Storm, a probe of drug trafficking in Van Buren County.

Raids this morning brought arrests of 18 federal and 20 state defendants on methamphetamine-related charges.

The first round of 54 arrests came in 2014. Of 34 defendants named in federal charges, 21 have pleaded guilty.  But Thyer said meth continues to ruin lives. Today's raids, he said, "dismantled" drug groups that have brought meth from Mexico to Arkansas.

The second phase of the operation used undercover operatives and wire taps. A release said 123 pounds of meth, a pound of heroin, firearms and $138,000 had been seized all told. Wednesday morning alone, about 8.5 pounds of meth, 52 grams of heroin, 16 firearms and $24,085 were seized.

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