Officials: Accused meth trafficker responsible for 90% of area supply

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:32am

An alleged two-state methamphetamine trafficking ring is out of commission, after the arrest of its main player. That's according to DeSoto Parish and Shelby County officials, who announced the bust of the multi-million dollar operation Tuesday.

DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle said he's been aware of David Shane Adkinson for almost a year now. "Eight months ago, we were getting calls from citizens and you know, we want them to know they wasn't going unheard. We knew we had this thing going on and you  know, we told them we'd work on it."  That's when he teamed up with Shelby County, Texas Sheriff Newton Johnson. After an eight month investigation, five people, including Adkinson were arrested.

Officials say they expect this to staunch the supply of the drug for now, with up to 90 percent of its supply cut off. For both sheriffs, it's a victory. "We just want to stop kids from getting to this thing. This is a very dangerous drug," said Arbuckle.

Up to 15 more arrests could be made, pending further investigation.

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