Combined effort removes hard drugs from community
On Friday 10/30/2020, The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, the 18th Judicial West Drug Task force, and the Arkansas State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Polk 89 in Mena. The search warrant was the result of a months long investigation into narcotic sales and distribution from the residence. A large amount of drugs, including methamphetamines, fentanyl, psilocybin mushrooms, and prescription narcotics, as well as cash, were seized from the residence. Arrested at the scene were Clifton Dover (age 65), Jamie Crider (age 31), Joe King (age 38), Michael Thomas (age 34), and Tony Caldwell ( age 65). Sheriff Sawyer stated “ This was a very successful operation. We took a large amount of dangerous drugs off the streets and arrested several people involved in the distribution of drugs in our community. I particularly proud of the level of cooperation we saw between the various agencies involved in this operation. I’d like to thank all of them for a job well done”.** all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.