Drug Bust in Booneville
On February 7, 2022, the Logan County Sheriff's Office, the Booneville Police Department, and the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force Agent executed a search warrant at a residence on Ellsworth Avenue in Booneville. The search warrant was based on probable cause of distribution of suspected Fentanyl pills. During the execution of the search warrant, Timothy Herrera, 61, and Felix Herrera, 66, both residents of the home, were detained. The officers located pills believed to be Fentanyl pills, miscellaneous white pills, suspected drug paraphernalia, two spoons loaded with an unknown substance, used and unused Narcan, digital scales, small amount of suspected marijuana, and over $800.00 in U.S. currency.
The drugs will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for further testing. Some of the small white round pills were identified as Morphine, which is a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The U.S. currency was seized by the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force Agent pending a civil forfeiture.
Timothy and Felix were transported to the Logan County Detention Center and booked into our facility on the anticipated charges of: Possession with Purpose to Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances, Possession of Fentanyl with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Manufacture, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substances, and Maintaining a Drug Premises.
This search warrant is part of the efforts of the law enforcement agencies in Logan County to find those responsible for the distribution of Fentanyl which is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. It is typically used to treat cancer pain. Fentanyl abuse is spreading across the country and is contributing to a rise in opioid overdoses and deaths. Fentanyl can be very dangerous to handle due to the potency of a very small amount and has led to the hospitalization of law enforcement officers.