- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Twelve people have been arrested after a year-long undercover investigation of drug trafficking in Arkansas.

According to a news release, the 12 people are residents of Batesville, Diaz, Newark and Newport and were charged with various counts of delivery of methamphetamine, cocaine, hydrocodone and alprazolam.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Q7S1YU ) reports several law enforcement agencies were a part of “Operation Ice House,” which targeted dealers of methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription medication.

The investigation included 43 law enforcement officers under the direction of the Third Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, which is composed of Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph and Sharp counties.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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