After a tip that people were dealing drugs at Wendy’s drive-in on Carnahan Drive, Maumelle police made what they called one of the biggest prescription drug busts ever in the city.
Maumelle police Chief Sam Williams said it involved large quantities of drugs.
According to arrest reports by officer Debra Bagley, Tracie Nassar, 21, of Sherwood was arrested and charged with five felony counts of possession of controlled substances, four of them believed to be Schedule IV or Schedule V drugs and one drug believed to be Schedule I or Schedule II, plus another felony charge for simultaneous possession of drugs and guns and another felony charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bagley listed the confiscated drugs as 20 Diazapam pills, 16 Clonazapan pills, 12 Xanax pills, 13 Suboxone strips, 26 Roxicodone pills, 98.5 Oxycodone pills, 22 Alprazolam pills, 78 Alprazolam pills, 5 Hydroxyezine pills, 67 Methadone pills, 35 Alprazolam bars, 10 Alprazolam pills and 3.5 Lorazepam pills.
Police also confiscated $1,685 in cash and a silver .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun.
Also arrested was Erin Shoptaw, 25, of North Little Rock who was charged with three misdemeanor counts for possession of a controlled substance, one felony possession of a controlled substance charge and three misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said they found a green Xanax bar, another white Xanax bar, four Lorazepam pills, one Methadone Hydro pill and three metal containers.
Also arrested and charged with a single misdemeanor charge for possession of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia was Aaron Andrews, 21, of North Little Rock.
The three were “hanging around” in and outside of Wendy’s, displaying drugs but, the report said, Shoptaw displayed a large bundle of cash while ordering food and was overheard telling someone while she was standing in line for food, “We have the stuff, we will be at the Wendy’s in Maumelle.”