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2021-04-21 - Agendas - FinalFOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG TASK FORCE 100 West Rock Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 AGENDA For the meeting to be held April 21, 2021 1:30 P.M. Meeting is being held through Zoom. 1. Roll Call of Control Group members. 2. Approval of minutes from the March 17, 2021 meeting. 3. Financial Report, Financial Director Willie Newman. 4. Report of Task Force, Sergeant Tyler Moore. 5. Dispositions DTF 20-252, Brandon Hale, forfeiture of $1,960.00 DTF 20-279, Paul Wisdom, forfeiture of $1,221.00 DTF 20-205, Miles Neil, forfeiture of $1,110.00 DTF 20-272, Christopher Westbrook, $500.00 DTF 20-154, Robert Newton, $5,158.00 DTF 20-276, Rodney Reed, forfeiture $794.00 6. Other Business. 7. Public Comment. * 8. Set place, date, and time for next meeting. Location: Until further notice, meeting will be held through Zoom due to Covid- 19 and the recommendation to social distance. Please check Fayetteville City Calendar for any changes or updates. Time: 1:30 p.m. Date: May 12 19 26 * Public comment at a Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force Control Board meeting shall be allowed for all members of the audience who have signed up prior to the beginning of the agenda item they wish to address. Speakers shall be limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes. The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force Control Board may allow a speaker additional time or may allow an unsigned -up person to speak by unanimous consent or majority vote. FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG TASK FORCE 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702 CONTROL GROUP CHAIRMAN: Mr. Mike Reynolds, Chief of Police Fayetteville Police Department 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-3500 VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr. Tim Helder, Sheriff Washington County Sheriff's Office 1155 Clydesdale Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 444-1850 MEMBERS: Mr. Mike Peters, Chief of Police Springdale Police Department 201 North Spring Avenue Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 750-8128 Mr. Chris Workman, Chief of Police Prairie Grove Police Department P.O. Box 1033 Prairie Grove, AR. 72753 (479) 846-3270 PROJECT DIRECTOR: Mr. William Brown, Captain Fayetteville Police Department 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-3504 OPERATIONS COORDINATOR: Mr. Tyler Moore, Sergeant Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-7122 FISCAL OFFICER: Mr. Willie Newman Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-3581 SECRETARY: Ms. Cara Murdoch Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-7122 FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG TASK FORCE 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 MEETING March 17, 2021 MINUTES A meeting of the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force Control Board was held on March 17, 2021. This meeting was held using Zoom due to COVID-19 and recommendations for social distancing. Those present were: Jamie Fields, Deputy Chief- Fayetteville Police Department Mike Peters, Chief -Springdale Police Department Jay Cantrell, Chief Deputy- Washington County Sheriff's Office Chris Workman, Chief- Prairie Grove Police Department William Brown, Captain -Fayetteville Police Department Willie Newman, Financial Director-4th Judicial Drug Task Force Cara Murdoch, Secretary- 4th Judicial Drug Task Force Matt Durrett- Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Franklin, Lieutenant- Fayetteville Police Department Tad Scott, Captain- Fayetteville Police Department Brad Renfro, Captain- Fayetteville Police Department Jeff O'Brien, Captain -Prairie Grove Police Department Guest: Members of the public. The meeting was called to order by Deputy Chief Jamie Fields. Upon roll call, the above listed members were acknowledged present. Copies of the minutes from the February 17, 2021 meeting were distributed to all present. A motion was made by Chris Workman, and seconded by Mike Peters, to approve the minutes. The motion was approved unanimously. A copy of the financial report for the Grant FY 2020-2021 was distributed to all present for review, period ending February 28, 2021. Financial Director Willie Newman stated the total expense to date was $288,305.00 which included Federal J21-004-20 $54,276.00, Federal-J21-004-18 $91,319.00, Local-J21-004-20 $12,476.00, Local-J21-004-18 $ 18,264.00, and Non -Allowed- $111,971.00. Captain William Brown reported on the task force's activity February 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021 and distributed a copy of statistics to all present. Brown stated that in February the task force opened 18 cases, closed 10 cases, and made 4 arrests. Brown further noted that $5,110.00 was expended for the purchase of evidence, $0.00 for the purchase of service, and $1,270.00 for the purchase of information. Brown stated that drugs seized during the month included: Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and pharmaceuticals. Brown stated that 5 warrants were served. Also noted, 0 drug convictions for the month of February. The task force seized 0 vehicles and a total of $1,653.00 in U.S. Currency during the month. The locations of DTF Enforcement Action for the month were: Fayetteville 7 cases, Springdale 7 cases, Lincoln 1 case, Prairie Grove 2 cases, Washington County 1 case. Captain William Brown reported on the following dispositions. DTF 20-241 (State of Arkansas v Johnta Dixon) was a DTF investigation in the City of Springdale resulting in the seizure of $3,570.00 on October 22"d, 2020. $1,071.00 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $2,499.00 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 50%, Fayetteville 25%, WCSO 12.5%, Rural 12.5%). A motion was made by Chris Workman, seconded by Jay Cantrell, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: Detectives were investigating a Drug Trafficking Organization in Fayetteville and Springdale. Detective's conducted a parole search of Johnta Dixon's residence and located an AR-15 semi- automatic rifle, multiple baggies of methamphetamine, scales, and the currency. DTF 20-240 (State of Arkansas v Kenneth Efurd) was a DTF investigation in the City of Springdale resulting in the seizure of $2,127.00 on October 22"d, 2020. $638.10 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $1,488.90 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 50%, Fayetteville 25%, WCSO 12.5%, Rural 12.5%). A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, seconded by Mike Peters, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: Detectives were investigating a Drug Trafficking Organization in Fayetteville and Springdale. Detectives conducted a parole search of Efurd's residence and located methamphetamine, heroin, LSD, scales, and the currency. DTF 20-249 (State of Arkansas v Quinton Fisher) was a Prairie Grove Police arrest resulting in the seizure of $2,487.00 on October 315Y, 2020. $746.10 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $1,740.90 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance go to the Prairie Grove Police Department. A motion was made by Mike Peters, seconded by Jay Cantrell, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: Fisher was stopped for a traffic violation by the Prairie Grove Police Department. A search was conducted and officers located 18 individually packaged baggies with varying weights of marijuana, 14 individually packaged marijuana edibles, and 10 THC vape cartridges along with the currency. DTF 20-211 (State of Arkansas v James Cloud) was a Fayetteville Police arrest resulting in the seizure of $821.00 on August 28th, 2020. $246.30 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $574.70 go the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance go to the Fayetteville Police Department. A motion was made by Chris Workman, seconded by Mike Peters, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: On 8/28/20, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department stopped James Cloud for a traffic violation. A search was conducted and officers located a Glock 23 pistol, methamphetamine, baggies/scales, and the currency. DTF 20-171 (State of Arkansas v Danial Plack) was a Prairie Grove Police Department arrest resulting in the seizure of $1,671.00 on July 22"d, 2020. $501.30 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of 1,169.70 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance go to the Prairie Grove Police Department. A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, seconded by Mike Peters, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: On 7/22/20, Prairie Grove Police officers conducted a traffic stop on Danial Plack. A search was conducted and multiple baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana were located with the currency. Over the previous weeks, DTF have conducted multiple controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Plack as well. DTF 20-247 (State of Arkansas v Dylan Coats) was a DTF investigation in the City of Fayetteville resulting in the seizure of $10,646.00 on October 27th, 2020. $264.40 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office. $3,193.80 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $7,187.80 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 50%, Fayetteville 25%, WCSO 12.5%, Rural 12.5%). A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, seconded by Chris Workman, to approve this recommendation. The motion was approved unanimously. Notes: On October 271h, 2020 detectives received information regarding Dylan Coats being armed and selling methamphetamine. Detectives located Coats at a motel in Fayetteville, conducted a search, and located the currency, meth, pills, drug ledgers, scales, baggies, and 3 firearms. Other Business No other business was brought before the Control Board. Public Comments Sarah Moore: Is there a policy directed towards safety during surveillance and how a surveillance operation is carried out? Regarding the split outs, wanted to know the breakdown of the percentages listed. What is the total dedication of the detectives from each agency? Are they fully dedicated or not fully dedicated? Moore asked if the task force coordinates with Rogers Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff's Office narcotic teams? Moore spoke briefly on Arkansas Legislation bill about to pass, to change the drug paraphernalia law. Wanted to know how many cases in the past month were people charged with drug paraphernalia. Deputy Chief Jamie Fields requested a date and time for the next meeting. The next meeting will be April 21, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. This meeting will take place remotely through Zoom due to Covid-19 and the recommendation for social distancing. The meeting was adjourned. 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Cases Opened 31 : 218 Enforcement Action Fayetteville 13 Springdale 14 Farmington 1 Prairie Grove 2 Johnson 1 II. Cases Closed 17 : 194 III. Arrest Made 13 : 103 IV. Community Meetings 0 : 0 V. Purchase of Evidence $7,135.00 : $33,300.00 VI. Purchase of Service $0.00 : $0.00 VII. Purchase of Information $1,660.00 : $7,480.00 Vill. Warrants Served 7 : 46 Search Warrants 3 Phone Warrants 2 Surveillance 2 IX. Total Drug Amounts Cocaine (powder) 0 gr ; 194.00 gr Crack Cocaine 0 gr : 13.50 gr Marijuana 148.50 gr : 5469.36 gr Methamphetamine (ice) 1,647.93 gr : 12304.15 gr Heroin 42.88 gr : 62.88 gr LSD 4.00 du : 133.00 du Psilocybin Mushroom 0.00 gr : 11.80 gr Ecstasy 0 pills : 121.00 pills MDMA 0 gr : 0.90 gr Prescription pills 24 du : 809.50 du Opiates Of which 0 du : 467.00 du Other: Meth 35 ml, DMT 83.1 gr X. Meth Labs Lab One Pot Components Dumpsite XI. Firearms Seized XII. Assets Seized Federal State Vehicle XIII. Drug Trafficking Operations Disrupted 2 : 88 $0.00 : $0.00 $11,556.00 : $108,106.00 0: 0 3 : 14 XIV. Conviction for the Month 2 State of Arkansas Vs Brandon Hale DTF Case # DTF 20-252 (FORFEITURE) $ 1,960.00 Drug Director's Office 392.00 Prosecutor's Office 588.00 Balance to Task Force 980.00 Task Force 147.00 Remaining balance $833.00 Springdale 50% 416.51 Fayetteville 25% 208.26 Washington County 12.5% 104.13 Prairie Grove 12.5%/10 10.41 Goshen 12.5%/10 10.41 Farmington 12.5%/10 10.41 West Fork 12.5%/10 10.41 Greenland 12.5%/10 10.41 Lincoln 12.5%/10 10.41 Elkins 12.5%/10 10.41 Elm Springs 12.5%/10 10.41 Tontitown 12.5%/10 10.41 Washington County 12.5%/10 10.41 $833.00 State of Arkansas Vs Paul Wisdom DTF Case # DTF 20-279 (FORFEITURE) Drug Director's Office Prosecutor's Office Balance to Task Force Task Force Remaining balance Springdale 50% Fayetteville 25% Washington County 12.5% Prairie Grove 12.5%/10 Goshen 12.5%/10 Farmington 12.5%/10 West Fork 12.5%/10 Greenland 12.5%/10 Lincoln 12.5%/10 Elkins 12.5%/10 Elm Springs 12.5%/10 Tontitown 12.5%/10 Washington County 12.5%/10 $ 1,221.00 244.20 366.30 610.50 91.57 $518.93 $518.93 State of Arkansas Vs Miles Neil DTF Case # DTF 20-205 (FORFEITURE) $ 1,110.00 Drug Director's Office 222.00 Prosecutor's Office 333.00 Balance to Task Force 555.00 Task Force 83.25 Remaining balance $471.75 Springdale 50% 235.87 Fayetteville 25% 117.93 Washington County 12.5% 58.95 Prairie Grove 12.5%/10 5.90 Goshen 12.5%/10 5.90 Farmington 12.5%/10 5.90 West Fork 12.5%/10 5.90 Greenland 12.5%/10 5.90 Lincoln 12.5%/10 5.90 Elkins 12.5%/10 5.90 Elm Springs 12.5%/10 5.90 Tontitown 12.5%/10 5.90 Washington County 12.5%/10 5.90 $471.75 State of Arkansas Vs Christopher Westbrook DTF Case # DTF 20-272 (FORFEITURE) $ 500.00 Drug Director's Office 100.00 Prosecutor's Office 150.00 Balance to Task Force 250.00 Task Force 37.50 Remaining balance $212.50 Fayetteville 100% 212.50 $212.50 State of Arkansas Vs Robert Newton DTF Case # DTF 20-154 (FORFEITURE) $ 5,158.00 Drug Director's Office 1,031.60 Prosecutor's Office 1,547.40 Balance to Task Force 2,579.00 Task Force 386.85 Remaining balance $2,192.15 Springdale 50% 1,096.09 Fayetteville 25% 548.05 Washington County 12.5% 274.01 Prairie Grove 12.5%/10 27.40 Goshen 12.5%/10 27.40 Farmington 12.5%/10 27.40 West Fork 12.5%/10 27.40 Greenland 12.5%/10 27.40 Lincoln 12.5%/10 27.40 Elkins 12.5%/10 27.40 Elm Springs 12.5%/10 27.40 Tontitown 12.5%/10 27.40 Washington County 12.5%/10 27.40 $2,192.15 State of Arkansas Vs Rodney Reed DTF Case # DTF 20-276 (FORFEITURE) $ 794.00 Drug Director's Office 158.80 Prosecutor's Office 238.20 Balance to Task Force 397.00 Task Force 59.55 Remaining balance $337.45 Springdale 100% 337.45 $337.45