Police & Fire

Arkansas State Police lauded for interstate criminal patrol efforts in 2022

Arkansas State Police’s Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) dominated the 2022 Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area awards held earlier this week in Biloxi, Miss., winning three out of six individual awards and Team of the Year. Additionally, Trooper Deston Linkous was recognized as Officer of the Year for 20 seizures netting an overall street value of $7.9 million.

Individual winners:

  • Trooper Deston Linkous, largest marijuana seizure, 1,632 pounds in one July 2022 seizure
  • Trooper David Hamilton, largest methamphetamine seizure, 119 pounds in one March 2022 seizure
  • Trooper Josh Elmore, largest “other dangerous drugs” seizure, 56 pounds of Fentanyl in one September 2022 seizure

During 2022, ASP seized over 8,015 pounds of marijuana, 143 pounds of cocaine, 372 pounds of methamphetamine, 65.8 pounds of fentanyl, $996,100 in cash and 32 weapons.

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