Sources with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department said 49 warrants were executed early Tuesday morning following a 4-month multi-agency undercover operation and, as of Tuesday afternoon, 27 had been arrested with more arrests imminent.
The 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force, Department of Community Corrections, and the Mena Police Department all assisted the Polk County Sheriff’s Department in what is dubbed as “Operation Pilled-Up.” The operation was designed and implemented to target Methamphetamine and marijuana dealers, and those illegally selling prescription medications.
Officers serving the warrants also confiscated cash, firearms, and narcotics and several will be facing additional charges based on what was found today. All are expected to appear in Polk County District Court to be arraigned Thursday morning.
The inmates were being transported to other jail facilities in Sevier and Scott Counties due to the Polk County Detention Center being full. No other details were available at this but the complete story, including the identity of those arrested and their charges, will be available at MyPulseNews.com as soon as they are released.