Heber police made a few arrests over the weekend.
On Friday, officers reported making a traffic stop on a vehicle that held five 18-16 year old males. A K9 unit was called and the dog allegedly found small amounts of marijuana in the cracks of the seats. During the stop, the report states that a text message was received on boys' phones and indicated a possible drug transaction that was to take place. One of the boys then reportedly told the officers that they were on their way to buy marijuana. Detectives were called and a meeting was set up for the transaction. When detectives arrived, Jarrett Decker, 21, of Heber Springs, reportedly fled on foot. When he was found, police report finding a pipe, marijuana, and measurement scales in the residence. Decker reportedly admitted the items belonged to him and he was arrested. Decker is being charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony fleeing.
On Saturday, police received a report of a man shoplifting from the Sugarloaf 66 convenience store at the intersection of the Bypass and Hwy 110. Police went to the man's residence on Rock Products but couldn't didn't get a response. They later learned the 32-year-old Heber man was at the police station and that he had returned to the store and paid for the stolen items. He was cited for shoplifting.
On Sunday, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for no license plate illumination. When asked if anything was in the car, the driver reportedly responded "no". A K9 unit was called and the dog alerted officers to a small bag of marijuana. The car also contained a pipe. The 19-year-old Heber man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.