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Friday, June 19, 2009

TOP STORY >> Sheriff nets 58 pounds of marijuana

Six Beebe residents were arrested this week after undercover narcotic officers delivered to their homes 58 pounds of marijuana that had been intercepted in Conway.

White County sheriff’s detectives received information from the Conway Police Department on Wednesday that the marijuana was supposed to be delivered to three different addresses in Beebe.

The marijuana was taken to the sheriff’s department before White County deputies — with the assistance of the Beebe Police Department, Searcy Police Department and Central Arkansas Drug Task Force — delivered it and also served search warrants.

Amy Lindsey, 22, and Dewayne Lockhart, 22, were arrested at 604 Arkansas St. and charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana.

Bonds were set at $25,000 and $50,000 respectively.

Larry Green, 41, and Vicky Brown, 33, were arrested at 104 Fox St. and charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana. Bonds were set at $50,000.

Tosha Baskin, 29, and her husband Marcellus Baskin, 33, were arrested at 119 E. Church St.

Tosha Baskin was charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana. Bond was set at $50,000.

Marcellus Baskin, a parolee, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He is being held under a $50,000 bond and a parole hold.

White County Sheriff Ricky Shourd called the cooperation among the various law enforcement agencies involved “an excellent case of different agencies working together to take drugs and criminals off the street.”