According to a press release issued by a U.S. attorney on Sept. 16, several police departments from Arkansas and FBI agents collaborated on a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in 22 arrests. Approximately 20 individuals were apprehended in the Little Rock area while the other two people were detained in two different states; three additional people are reportedly at large. The drug bust led to 62 counts of drug charges.
In January 2013, law enforcement officials reportedly began to investigate a Little Rock auto shop that they believed was involved in drug trafficking. Authorities allegedly discovered more than 165 pounds of marijuana, 1.75 kilos of cocaine and nine ounces of crack cocaine. Officers also seized approximately 20 vehicles from the auto shop and $35,000 of alleged drug proceeds from bank accounts.