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Domestic disturbance leads to marijuana arrest

A Searcy County man has been arrested for domestic battery and for operating a large indoor marijuana manufacturing operation. Officers found more than 50 marijuana plants in and around the residence.
Carl Sheffield, of Searcy County, has been arrested on charges of domestic battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of manufacturing, delivery and possession of marijuana.

On August 10, the Arkansas State Police, Searcy County Sheriff’s Office and the 20th Judicial Drug Crime Task Force searched Sheffield’s residence and “located a large indoor marijuana manufacturing operation.”

They located the marijuana manufacturing operation while responding to a domestic disturbance call at that address. Upon arrival, officers found 50 marijuana plants in and around the residence. They also recovered three pounds of processed and packaged marijuana in addition to seven marijuana plants outside in the back yard.

Sheffield has been transported to the Searcy County Sheriff’s Department.

“I realize that these are tough economic times and that people are trying to find alternative ways to earn a living. Unfortunately, sometimes people turn to illegal activities to supplement their income and that just cannot be tolerated,” said 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden.
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