The Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that state and federal agencies had arrested 1,260 people since July in Operation Task Force Arkansas, a statewide push to catch violent drug traffickers.

Most of the arrests are at the state level, results of work by the 19 state drug task forces.


According to the DEA, the busts produced seizure of 211 firearms, more than 80 pounds of methamphetamines, 1,293 pounds of marijuana, more than 100 pounds of cocaine, more than two pounds of heroin, 228,913 controlled prescription pills, 32 vehicles and $357,399 in cash.

“With this operation, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have severely disrupted multiple drug trafficking organizations operating in Arkansas,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Justin King. “


More than 200 law officers and support workers participated.