Friday, June 26, 2009

Law and Order in the Ozarks (Part XXIX): Meth lab fugitive arrested

The lead story in the June 18, 2009 issue of the Newton County Times reports that David Middleton, 53, who had been sought for several weeks on charges of related to a methamphetamine lab, was arrested at his home on June 12, 2009. The report indicates that another man was also arrested at the time and was facing charges of hindering apprehension. The 14th Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, and neighboring Boone County Sheriff's Office assisted the Newton County Sheriff with the arrest.

In other news:
  • The mayor of Jasper, the county seat, has announced that the town will seek a grant from the USDA Rural Development grant to rehabilitate the sewer plan that serves the City of Jasper.
  • The 2009 Farm Family of the Year was named. The Cook-Campbells farm almost 1,400 acres near the community of Mt. Judea, where they raise hay and cattle.
  • A local high school student has been named to the Youth Leadership Initiative and Tobacco Control Youth Board.

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