ROMANCE (KATV) – Jessie Brittain, 32, of Romance was arrested on a federal warrant for Conspiracy to Distribute 500 grams or more of Methamphetamine.
The arrest happened in White County on September 28. The warrant was the result of a joint investigation between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Central Arkansas Drug Task Force (CADTF), 20th Judicial District Drug Crime Task Force (DCTF), Conway Police Department (CPD), White County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma authorities.
The investigation which began in May 2013 resulted in the seizure of approximately 34 pounds of methamphetamine (Ice), approximate street value is $1.5 million dollars. Authorities also found $155,057.00 in cash.
A spokesperson with the CADTF tells Channel Seven the street value of a gram of meth is $100. That is how they’re able to determine the dollar value of the 34 pounds of meth recovered in this case.
Brittain has since been released from federal custody.