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Investigation leads to Central Arkansas drug bust

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There has been another arrest in a drug trafficking investigation centered in Central Arkansas. Rodriques Davis turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday. Michael Dawkins is still at large.

25 people from four states, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee, are wrapped up in this drug operation. More than nine ounces of crack cocaine and more than 165 pounds of marijuana was seized from a shop right down the street from a neighborhood.

Lashanda Williams spends her days keeping a close eye on her one-year-old son Kendrick.

"He is real quiet," said Williams.

She lives on Forbing Road with Kendrick and her other two sons. Right down the street from Brewster's Used Auto and Detail, which is a shop, the FBI says Freddie Brewster pushed drugs out of.

"You could not tell," said Williams. "It was like a shock."

She says with her kids running around, she is relieved police busted it.

Williams added, "You do not want to bring that around your family if you are not doing it."

The FBI started this investigation back in January 2013. Eastern District of Arkansas United States Attorney Christopher Thyer says many of the people arrested have violent pasts, such as aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Thyer says one person has a previous murder conviction. And he added they are entrenched in the drug trade.

"They were a supplier of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana," said Thyer.

Thyer describes the drug trade in Central Arkansas as consistent.

"I do not think the drug problem has gotten significantly worse, and I certainly do not believe it has gotten significantly better," said Thyer.

Thyer says the interstate highway system forms the backbone of drug trade and because of Arkansas' close proximity to Texas and the Mexican border drugs pass through on a daily basis.

"If I take one drug dealer off the street that is one drug dealer that is not selling to my kids and that is one that not be selling to other people's kids," said Thyer.


Arkansas, federal authorities bust large drug ring