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Police shut down drug operations

On May 24 Maumelle police culminated a two-month investigation by members of the Maumelle Police Department’s Special Investigations Division by obtaining search and seizure warrants for two residences in Maumelle as well as arrest warrants for one of the individuals involved in this investigation.

Members of the Maumelle Police Dept. executed the search and seizure warrants which resulted in the seizure of various drugs, property, and cash.

Three people were arrested and charged with various drug related charges.

At #8 Windsor Drive, , Grant Lawrence, 18, was arrested and charged with maintaining a drug premises, Possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule 1 felony drug, two counts of delivery of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of possession of a schedule 4 drug.

Officers also seized a Chevrolet Blazer, $347, marijuana, Xanex pills, mushrooms, Clonazepam, and paraphernalia used to package and use these drugs.

At Random Oaks Cove, a 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with Maintaining a drug premises, Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. At this residence officers also seized about one ounce of marijuana, $376 and paraphernalia used to package, distribute and use drugs.

Also as part of this investigation, Williams said a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with criminal attempt to buy marijuana after he allegedly attempted to purchase marijuana from an undercover Maumelle police officer.

Williams said this investigation was initiated by members of the Special Investigations unit who became aware that certain people were allegedly distributing marijuana to young people in and around Maumelle. This investigation is continuing, Williams said and more arrests could occur.

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