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Prescott, Arkansas
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On Friday the 17th day of August Officers with the 8th North Task Force served a search warrant on 1393 Hwy 53 Emmet, Arkansas.

The search warrant was based off information collected that Lawrence Rowdy Purtle 58 year old w/m had been selling methamphetamine from this residence.

After entry was made Lawrence Purtle was taken in to custody with no incident and was transported to the Nevada County Detention facility.

The search of the residence turned up a undetermined amount of a crystal white substance believed to be methamphetamine along with several glass smoking pipes commonly used to ingest methamphetamine and a small caliber handgun.

Lawrence Purtle was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Purtle awaits first judicial appearance on the above charges.