- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an Arkansas police officer has been arrested and charged with drug conspiracy.

Prosecutors announced the charge Thursday against 37-year-old Dumas police officer James Ivory Edgerson. Five associates were also arrested.

Edgerson, a 14-year veteran of the department, is alleged to have made several deliveries of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine to confidential sources.

Prosecutors say Edgerson was arrested in a vehicle with about three ounces of powder cocaine and one ounce of crack cocaine. A search of his house found about $16,000 in cash and firearms.

Prosecutors say Edgerson is being held pending a bond hearing. It wasn’t immediately known if Edgerson had an attorney.

A call to the Dumas Police Department seeking comment was redirected to an FBI field office spokeswoman, who didn’t immediately respond to messages.


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