In the ongoing effort to combat the Opioid Epidemic in Arkansas, the DEA, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and 12th/21st Judicial District Drug Task Force, executed two federal search warrants and four federal inspection warrants over the last three days in Sebastian, Franklin and Logan Counties. U.S. Attorney Duane Kees said the DEA has a major enforcement operation in the Fort Smith Division and the search warrants are part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug abuse during the current opioid crisis. The DEA, New Orleans Field Division, said last week that two pain clinics in the Fort Smith area of Arkansas are part of an ongoing investigation.
Any future comments on this case will be issued through press releases from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Any individual with information regarding prescription drug abuse and overdoses should contact their local DEA office.