19 Arrested from Investigation into Meth Trafficking
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, an investigation stemming back to January 2013 resulted in 19 arrested and charged with federal and state crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine in El Dorado and surrounding areas out of the 24 arrest warrants that were issued.
The investigation called 'Wrecked Rim' was set in place to target gang members who were involved in drugs and firearms trafficking and was conducted by local, state, federal and the United States Marshals Service officers participating in the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force. During the course of the investigation 5 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 pounds of marijuana, 4 handguns and 10 vehicles were seized and it was reported this organization was responsible for distributing pound quantities of methamphetamines to the local area.
Operation 'Wrecked Rim' was a joint operation between the Little Rock FBI Division, the El Dorado Resident Agent Safe Streets Task Force which consists of the El Dorado PD, Union County Sheriff's Office, Magnolia PD, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Camden PD, Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Crossett PD, Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas State Police, Southern Arkansas University PD, and the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Captain Kevin Holt, Public Information Officer for the El Dorado Police Department, said "Outstanding efforts were put forth by all of the law enforcement agencies that participated in the execution of the arrest warrants, and wants local residents to know the investigation is ongoing and continuing."
(Taken from El Dorado News-Times article Friday, October 11,2013)