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Good morning,

I hope everyone's week has been a good one.

We have been fortunate here in the county by dodging some of these major hailstorms that have occurred around us. There has been some significant damage to the north and south of us.

Today is the National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers. Please continue to pray for all of our law enforcement and first responders.

While I was out of the office for a couple of days this week, I left Sergeant Jordan Ables in charge and want to commend him and the rest of my staff for allowing me to get away with my son on a short fishing trip uninterrupted. I am proud of all of my deputies and staff for the difficult job they do!

We continue to address the drug problems we face here in our county. I feel we are in a good place at the six-month mark of beginning to clean up our county as much as possible. I compare our drug problem to that of feral hogs. I'm not naive enough to believe we can totally rid our county of drugs, but we can certainly put a large dent in it. If you see suspicious activity that you may suspect drug activity, please contact the Sheriff's Department. You can remain anonymous.

Mr. Rucker and his crew have been out cleaning up our roads this week as always. They completed trash pickup on county roads, 113, 206, 201, and 223 to Highway 205. If you happen to see Mr. Rucker, please pass on your thanks for all he does.

Moving on to Felony Friday.

Since my last post, we have made the following arrests:

Kelsey White, of Fordyce, Possession of a Controlled Substance

James Fountain, of Austin, TX, Failure to Appear

Timothy Howard, Driving While Intoxicated

Adam Eppenger, of Fordyce, Possession of a Firearm by a Certain Person, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Patricia Bowie, of Fordyce, Failure to Appear

Dermain Terry, of Fordyce, Rape

There were 19 suspects booked into the jail and 12 were bonded out.

In closing, I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day! Spend some time with those special men who sacrificed so much for you.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless,

Sheriff Mike Knoedl

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