The Cleburne County Sheriff's Officer's and special agents with the 16th Judicial district drug task force conducted an undercover operation this month that resulted in two search warrants being executed in Heber Springs, with the assistance of the Heber Springs Police Department, which resulted in 3 males and a female being arrested and booked into the Cleburne County Detention Center on numerous felony drug charges.
The first warrant was executed at 809 south 6th street in Heber Springs. During the warrant officers seized firearms, suspected marijuana, and currency. Kyle Derrickson, 28, of Heber Springs and Heather Pitts,22, of Heber Springs were both arrested on the warrant. They were charged with delivery of controlled substances, manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug premise within 1000ft of a church, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
The second warrant was executed at 605 West Cross Street in Heber Springs. Officers seized firearms, suspected marijuana, and currency. Robert Brock, 33, of Heber Springs and Joshua Brock, 33, of Heber Springs were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug premise within 1000ft of a church, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
In other police news, Heber police arrested Cleon Lackey, 53, of Tumbling Shoals. On August 18, an officer noticed a silver-colored SUV parked at the intersection of the Bypass and Timberline. The SUV pulled away and the officer ran the vehicle’s information through dispatch. Dispatch reported that Lackey had a local warrant and a suspended license. The officer followed the vehicle to the intersection of the Bypass and Hwy 110, and approached the man as after he got out of the car to go in the convenience store. He informed the Lackey of the warrant and placed him under arrest. During a search of the SUV, the officer found a small bag of methamphetamine and a needle in a cigarette pack. Lackey was charged with driving on a suspended license, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.