Federal agencies have made 22 more drug arrests in Operation Money Don’t Sleep, which previously had produced 50 arrests in an investigation begun in 2015 by the Drug Enforcement Administration and West Memphis police.
A news release from U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland’s office said new distributors emerged to take the place of those originally arrested. Thirty-two people have been indicted in the new round. Five were already in custody before today’s arrests of 22 more began.
The probe led to seizures over two years of more than 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 12 firearms and $8,000 cash. Search warrants issued today produced another half pound of meth, $7,500 and a gun.
A news release from Hiland said authorities “will come back as many times as necessary to uphold law and order in West Memphis and the surrounding communities.”