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Drew County Sheriff's Department Makes Drug Arrest in Wilmar


A vehicle was observed by Drew County Sheriff deputies driving in the center of a street in Wilmar. Deputies stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by Rodney Webb, age 34 of Wilmar, and Eric Simmons, age 31 of Faulkner County.

Simmons was arrested on an active warrant out of Faulkner County for a probation violation. During a pat-down search of Rodney Webb, it was reported that Webb struck a deputy in the facial area and then attempted to flee. Webb was restrained by other deputies that arrived on scene. As they continued the pat-down search, deputies discovered what is believed to be crack cocaine in his possession.

Webb was transported to Drew County Detention Facility and booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, assaulting an officer, fleeing and resisting arrest. His bond is set at $50,000.

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