Investigation into illegal drug sales nabs 10, two from Eureka

Thursday, March 24, 2005

A multi-agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of 10 people on alleged drug charges, two from Eureka Springs.

According to a press release issued by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the subjects were taken into custody Thursday and Friday based on information gathered during a three-month investigation that included the CCSO, Berryville and Green Forest police, and Arkansas State Police.

The arrests were made with warrants obtained for delivery of controlled substances of methamphetamine, marijuana and other illegal drugs being sold in the county, the release stated.

Taken into custody were:

  • Timothy Blanshan, 44, Eureka Springs, three counts of alleged delivery of suspected meth, no bond set as yet;

  • Billy Smith, 25, Eureka Springs, two counts alleged delivery of suspected marijuana and delivery of suspected meth; awaiting bond to be set;

  • Eugene Lovelace, 48, Berryville, three counts of alleged delivery of suspected marijuana, released on a $15,000 bond:

  • Shelia Rogers, 32, Green Forest, alleged delivery of suspected meth, released on a $10,000 bond;

  • Jessie Reed, 22, Green Forest, alleged delivery of suspected meth, released on a $5,000 bond;

  • Vance Parin, 36, Berryville, two counts alleged delivery of suspected meth, with bond set at $25,000;

  • Arnulfo Rios, 24, Green Forest, two counts of alleged delivery of suspected meth, with bond set at $50,000;

  • Terry Klein, 51, Oak Grove, alleged delivery of suspected meth and marijuana, released on $25,000 bond;

  • Billie Gerrard, 28, Green Forest, four counts of alleged delivery of suspected meth, released on $5,000 bond; and,

  • Dusti Sorcearelli, Oak Grove, alleged delivery of suspected meth, awaiting bond to be set.

    Authorities say the multi-agency investigation will continue and more arrests are expected.

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