Fentanyl Pills and Meth Found in Vehicle
On January 13, 2023, the Logan County Sheriff's Office received a call of a reckless driver in Caulksville west of Paris. Logan County Sheriff's Office Patrol Sgt. Charly Moua was dispatched and found the vehicle heading toward Paris on West State Highway 22. The deputy saw the vehicle cross the centerline twice and initiated a traffic stop in the Carbon City area. The driver of the vehicle, Bobby Bridgman, 39, of London, Arkansas, is on parole so Sgt. Moua searched the vehicle. He found a bag wrapped in tape that had three plastic bags in it. One bag contained 220 blue pills that appear to be fentanyl pills and one big bag and one smaller bag containing a white crystal substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. The bags containing the white crystal substance had a combined weight of 378 grams which is almost a pound. The pills and white crystal substances were seized along with two cell phones. Our narcotics investigator took over the case after the traffic stop. The pills and crystal substances will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. Bridgman was arrested and transported to the Logan County Detention Center and booked in on the anticipated charges of two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance, both Class Y felonies.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It was originally developed as a very strong pain reliever for cancer treatment. It is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S. and is a priority for law enforcement across the country to remove from our streets. Great job, Sgt. Moua!!