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2022-09-21 - Agendas - FinalFOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG TASK FORCE 100 West Rock Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 AGENDA For the meeting to be held on September 21, 2022, at 1:30 P.M. Washington County Sheriff's Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 1. Roll Call of Control Group members. 2. Approval of minutes from the August 24, 2022 meeting. 3. Financial Report, Financial Director Willie Newman 4. Report of Task Force, Sergeant Jacob Lawson. 5. Other Business 6. Public Comment. * 7. Set the next meeting's place, date, and time. Location: Springdale Police Department, Time: 1:30 p.m. Date: October 12 19 26 Please check Fayetteville City Calendar for any changes or updates. * 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. Frank Gamble, 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 2 PROJECT DIRECTOR: Mr. Brad Renfro Captain Fayetteville Police Department 100 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 587-3504 OPERATIONS COORDINATOR: Mr. Jacob Lawson, 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 August 24, 2022 MINUTES A meeting of the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force Control Board was held on August 24, 2022. Those present were: Mike Reynolds, Chief- Fayetteville Police Department Jay Cantrell, Chief Deputy- Washington County Sheriff's Office Frank Gamble, Chief -Springdale Police Department Chris Workman, Chief- Prairie Grove Police Department Jacob Lawson, Sergeant- Fayetteville Police Department Willie Newman, Fiscal Director- Fayetteville Police Department Cara Murdoch, Administrative Assistant- 4th Judicial Drug Task Force Jamie Fields, Deputy Chief- Fayetteville Police Department Brad Renfro, Captain- Fayetteville Police Department Lester Coger, Captain- Springdale Police Department Tim Franklin, Lieutenant- Fayetteville Police Department Courtney Cassidy, Prosecutor- Washington County Prosecuting Office Guest: Members of the public. Chief Mike Reynolds called the meeting to order. Upon roll call, the above -listed members were acknowledged as present. Copies of the minutes from the July 20, 2022 meeting were distributed to all present. A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, and seconded by Frank Gamble, to approve the minutes. The motion was approved unanimously. Sergeant Jacob Lawson reported on the task force's activity from July 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, and distributed a copy of statistics to all present. Lawson stated that in July the task force opened 37 cases, closed 13 cases, and made 10 arrests. Lawson further noted that $3,337.00 was expended for the purchase of evidence, and $1,200.00 for the purchase of information. Lawson stated that drugs seized during the month included: methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, fentanyl, and pharmaceuticals. Lawson stated that 4 warrants were served. Also noted, were 15 drug convictions for July. The task force seized a total of $2,342.00 in U.S. currency during the month. The locations of DTF Enforcement Action for the month were Fayetteville 12 cases, Springdale 15 cases, Farmington 2 cases, Lincoln 1 case, Prairie Grove 2 cases, West Fork 4 cases, and Tontitown 1 case. Sergeant Jacob Lawson reported on the following dispositions. DTF-22-003 (State of Arkansas v David Donaldson) was a Fayetteville Police Department investigation resulting in the seizure of $8,700.00 on January 5, 2022. $1,740.00 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office and $2,610.00 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $4,350.00 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance goes to the Fayetteville Police Department. Chris Workman, second Notes: On January 5, 2022, Fayetteville Police Department Officers responded to a residence for an unattended death. During the course of their investigation, a marijuana growing operation was discovered in the residence along with approximately 52 pounds of marijuana product, items indicating the marijuana was being sold, and the currency. A motion was made by Chris Workman, second by Frank Gamble to approve this recommendation. This motion was approved unanimously. DTF-21-316 (State of Arkansas v Robert Poindexter) was a DTF arrest in Farmington resulting in the seizure of $2,224.00 on February 16, 2022. $444.80 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office and $667.20 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It was recommended that 15% of the net total of $1,112.00 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 42.85%, Fayetteville 28.57%, WCSO 14.29%, Rural 14.29%). Notes: On February 16, 2022, detectives with the DTF conducted a search of Robert Poindexter's residence in Farmington. During the search, detectives located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia indicating the methamphetamine was being sold. During his arrest, $2,224.00 was found in Poindexter's pocket. A motion was made by Frank Gamble, second by Jay Cantrell to approve this recommendation. This motion was approved unanimously. DTF-22-062 (State of Arkansas v Darryl Green) was a DTF arrest in Springdale resulting in the seizure of $1,998.00 on March 4, 2022. $399.60 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office and $599.40 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It is recommended that 15% of the net total of $999.00 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 42.85%, Fayetteville 28.57%, WCSO 14.29%, Rural 14.29%). Notes: On March 4, 2022, detectives with the DTF arrested Darryl Green, and they located $1,998.00 in his pocket. During a subsequent search of his residence, detectives located methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia indicating the controlled substances were being sold. A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, second by Chris Workman to approve this recommendation. This motion was approved unanimously. DTF-22-094 (State of Arkansas v Thomas Alexander) was a DTF arrest in Fayetteville resulting in the seizure of $735.00 on March 25, 2022. $147.00 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office and $220.50 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It is recommended that 15% of the net total of $367.50 go to the Drug Task Force and the remaining balance be split based on current staffing (Springdale 42.85%, Fayetteville 28.57%, WCSO 14.29%, Rural 14.29%). Notes: On March 25, 2022, detectives with the DTF conducted a search of Thomas Alexander's residence in Fayetteville. During the search, detectives located heroin, methamphetamine, pharmaceutical pills, drug paraphernalia indicating the controlled substances were being sold, and a firearm along with the currency. A motion was made by Frank Gamble, second by Jay Cantrell to approve this recommendation. This motion was approved unanimously. DTF-21-031 (State of Arkansas v Troy Franklin) was a DTF arrest in Fayetteville resulting in the seizure of $2,093.00 on March 22, 2021. $418.60 went to the Arkansas State Drug Director's Office and $627.90 went to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office. It is recommended that 15% of the net total of $1,046.50 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%). Notes: On March 22, 2021, detectives with the DTF arrested Troy Franklin in Fayetteville. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, detectives located approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia indicating the methamphetamine was being sold, and a loaded firearm along with the currency. A motion was made by Jay Cantrell, second by Chris Workman to approve this recommendation. This motion was approved unanimously. OTHER BUSINESS The awarding documents for this grant year were recently received. Financial Director Willie Newman is in process of taking the awarded amount of $91,913.00 before the Fayetteville City Council to recognize and accept the award. The board will be provided with an updated financial report during the September meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT Beth Coger: Do you usually get the results, this quickly, from the State Crime Lab stating what the drug is, to be able to say, for example, the marijuana you are reporting for this month is really marijuana? Sergeant Jacob Lawson spoke on the number of cases that were federally prosecuted. For 2021, there were 136 total arrests, which included 32 federal arrests for prosecution. Through July 31, 2022, there have been 84 arrests which include 12 federal arrests for prosecution. Chief Mike Reynolds requested a date and time for the next meeting. The next meeting will be on September 21, 2022, at 1:30 P.M. Washington County Sheriffs Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas. The meeting was adjourned. Minutes recorded. OD v oo (O 00 IT v u) 0 LO 0) LO ('M (O — 0 LO 00 1l- 1- 00 00 M O) .- 1� O) P- 0 � Ln Lf) cl 00 00 1- V O IC) 1- (M f� to (O tt V V N m r- 000 0) O (O M 000 �� r- �N0N1,- M N(O IAA O 00 00 m NT Mrtb000 00) V u7 v N m N (O s- (O N 1- (`') I I I c) 1 r M 0000 N O C �� 0 (O � r LO r- (•7 M U) H NCO(ON 1- M ' M LO r- 00 (O 00 00 3 01 0 a! 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FOURTH JUDICIAL DRUG TASK FORCE MONTHLY REPORT GRANT 2022-2023 August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022 Cases Opened Enforcement Action Springdale 20 Fayetteville 21 Lincoln 3 Farmington 4 Elkins 2 West Fork 1 Tontitown 1 Washington County 2 Cases Closed Arrest Made Community Meetings Purchase of Evidence Purchase of Service Purchase of Information Warrants Served Package Search Warrants 2 Phone Warrants Surveillance 2 DNA 1 Total Drug Amounts Marijuana Methamphetamine (ice) Heroin Cocaine Ecstasy Psilocybin Mushrooms Fentanyl Fentanyl LSD Prescription pills Month YTD 54 : 91 45 : 58 29 : 39 0: 0 $16,120.00 : $19,457.00 $0.00 : $0.00 $3,440.00 : $4,640.00 5: 9 9,872.00 gr : 10641.30 gr 3,979.11 gr : 4458.53 gr 0.83 gr : 1.67 gr 196.2 gr : 198.50 gr 8 pills . 8.00 pills 5.4 gr : 5.40 gr 8 gr : 19.20 gr 8 pills : 15.00 pills 11 du : 12.50 du 257.5 du : 260.00 du 8 Opiates of which Other: 3 du : 3.00 du X. Meth Labs Lab 0 : 0 One Pot 0 : 0 Components 0 : 0 Dumpsite 0 : 0 XI. Firearms Seized 7 : 8 XII. Assets Seized Federal State Vehicle XIII. Drug Trafficking Operations Disrupted XIV. Convictions for the Month $0.00 : $0.00 $6,199.00 : $8,541.00 0: 0 1: 1 5 A