BY MELANIE BUCK –
An alleged drug dealer was taken from the streets this week, following a traffic stop by Mena Police Officer Daniel Sanchez. According to Mena Detective John Logan, Sanchez made a traffic stop on January 9th where methamphetamine was allegedly found.
Tony William Foster, age 25 of Mena, was subsequently arrested and charged with Expired Vehicle Tags, Driving without a Driver’s License, No Proof of Liability Insurance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine or Cocaine with the Purpose to Deliver. There was $739 in cash and ten individual bags of methamphetamine seized. Foster is currently being held in the Polk County Detention Center on a $50,704 bond.
Mena Police Chief Brandon Martin said, “Our officers work hard to keep drugs off the streets. I encourage the community to help and keep a watchful eye in their neighborhoods. If you see something out of place or suspicious, call the office and report it to our officers.” The number to Mena Police Department is 479-394-1212.
*All persons within this article are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.