El Dorado Police make eight drug arrests

Local News

2018 June 07

El Dorado police were more than busy Monday morning.

There was a drug bust that leads them to execute four search warrants.

“Three to three and a half ounces of methamphetamine, approximately 150 Xanax pills, approximately $3,000 in cash, several guns,” said Captain Kevin Holt.

Stemming from that, eight arrests.

Thirty-seven-year-old Marcus Talley, 40- year-old Kevin Freeman, 49-year-old Mark Owens, 39-year-old Steven Scott and 29-year old Robert Meeks.

They are five of the eight now behind bars.

As of now, police say they have no reason to believe they are connected.

“Several of our drug busts we will do, we will hit random houses usually three or four houses at a time. We may spend six months to a year actually doing investigations on a residence.”

Most of the department’s tips come from the community, and most of the time it’s because people are just plain tired of the crime.

“Their neighborhoods constantly having traffic, constantly having people coming in that do not live there, they’re constantly losing property to thefts.”

Drugs are a nationwide problem, not only in large cities but also in smaller towns.

“Most of the time when you start with something like marijuana then it will lead into a bigger drug, and unfortunately today that’s crack. It’s cocaine. It’s methamphetamine, and with today’s problems we’re seeing more and more Hydrocodones becoming an issue.”

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