On Monday, November 9, 2020, officers with the Howard County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, 9th West Drug Task Force, and the Dierks Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence on 6th Street in Dierks. Upon executing the warrant, officers located and arrested Jesse Price and John Smith. Upon a search of the residence, officers located approximately 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, numerous smoking pipes, a set of digital scales, numerous small plastic zip lock baggies, a glass jar that contained suspected marijuana, and a firearm.
Jesse Price, 61 year old while male of Dierks (Howard County), Arkansas was transported to the Howard County Detention Center where he will face charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with the Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, and Maintaining a Drug Premises .
John Smith, 42 year od while male of Mena (Polk County), Arkansas was transported to the Howard County Detention Center where he will face charges of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Special Agent Blake Eudy with the 9th West Drug Task Force said that the search and seizure warrant was the result of a two month narcotics investigation conducted by the 9th West Drug Task Force and the Dierks Police Department.