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Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Good morning,

I know everyone is enjoying this break from the heat. I know I am! Hopefully, the worst of this brutal heat wave is over.

This has been another productive week here at the Sheriff's Office. I know that those of you who follow our page have heard me mention "ongoing drug investigations". One of the more serious investigations ended this Wednesday with the execution of a search warrant at 1803 Abernathy Street at 7:00 AM at the residence of John Ferguson. A large amount of Methamphetamine was discovered, along with numerous other illegal substances. (See Photo) He is currently charged with 10 felonies at this time. I want to recognize and thank the Fordyce Police Department for their assistance in serving this warrant. The service of these warrants is one of the most dangerous duties of any law enforcement officer. I want to recognize my deputies for all the hard work put into this case. There were numerous hours of surveillance and gathering intel in order to obtain the search warrant. I can assure you this will make an impact on the sale of illicit drugs in our community. Thanks to everyone involved!

Remember what I've said since being elected? Keep selling drugs in our county and we will meet soon! We know who, we know where, it's just a matter of time. We're watching you!

Mr. Rucker and his crew have been working hard as always, this week. Some more painting was completed on Monday in the jail. They worked at the hog barn doing cleanup after the fair this past weekend. They took the tent down that was used at the fair and completed trash pickup. Trash was picked up along Highway 8 in the city limits. Trash pickup was completed on Highway 8 west to the landfill.

Now for Felony Friday:

Spears, Nico, of Fordyce, Terroristic Threatening in the Second Degree

Brazil, Cecil, of Rison, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Obstructing Governmental Operations

Allen, Kerissa, of Fordyce, FPD Failure to Appear

Alsobrook, Kyle, of Sparkman, Possession of a Firearm by a Certain Person, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs/Firearms

Johnson, Ruffell, of Fordyce, Parole Violation

Looney, Billy, of Sparkman, Domestic Battering in the 3rd Degree

Berry, Aaron, of Fordyce, Parole Violation

Stewart, David, Possession of a Controlled Substance

Williams, Terrance, of Smackover, FPD Failure to Pay

McClure, Zackery, of Sparkman, FPD Possession of Meth/Cocaine

Hicks, Tara, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana

Ferguson, John, of Fordyce, 2 counts of Fraudulent Practices, Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver; Possession of Schedule IV or V with Purpose to Deliver; Possession of Schedule III with Purpose to Deliver; Possession of Schedule I or II with Purpose to Deliver; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana); Simultaneous Possession of Drugs/Firearms; Proximity to Certain Facilities

Brandon, Michael, of Fordyce, Possession of a Controlled Substance

Ludick, Michael, of Pine Bluff, Parole Violation

Baudek, John Kyle, of Fordyce, FPD Assault on a Family or Household Member First Degree

Green, Bruce, of Dermott, Driving with Suspended License, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)

Stay safe and God Bless. Sheriff Mike Knoedl

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