North Little Rock police Chief Danny Bradley called it a significant arrest Monday afternoon.
Bradley’s words were backed up with the evidence arrayed behind him — 615 pounds of marijuana, $23,000 in cash and six guns.
That was all seized Sunday afternoon when after a two-month undercover investigation, narcotics officers with the North Little Rock Police Department and deputies with Pulaski and Saline counties executed a search warrant at 15525 Lawson Road in south Little Rock.
One person, Harold Eugene Green, 42, was taken into custody and he was charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver along with other charges.
As you can see, this is a significant bust, Bradley said. And it will make a difference in Pulaski County just by getting this much dope off the street.
Bradley, flanked by Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington and Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay at a brief press conference, said the marijuana had a wholesale value of around $2 million, when it gets to the street, I haven’t calculated that.
Bradley said the investigation was ongoing and, additional arrests might be forthcoming.
The Internal Revenue Service is also assisting in the investigation.
The arrest was made at Trade Seasons Construction.
I was out there myself, Bradley said. It didn’t appear any legitimate business was going on.
He added that the marijuana seized was not likely locally grown, but instead trucked in from elsewhere. Bradley said law enforcement in other states would likely join the investigation.
The bust, 615 pounds, is one of the largest in North Little Rock’s memory.
This is the largest one I remember for this department, Bradley said, while police spokesman Sgt. Terry Kuykendall, a former narcotics investigator, agreed and said the largest he could remember was in 2000 when around 300 pounds was seized.
Green is being held at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center without bond.
By Jeremy Peppas
Friday, June 25, 2010
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