Newly formed police unit makes first drug bust | Crime
A Paragould woman’s arrest on drug charges marks a milestone for a newly formed Kennett police unit.
Elizabeth Friar, 22, has the distinction of being the first arrest made by the Street Crimes Unit which was implemented two weeks ago by Chief James Paine, according to an email from Lt. Tim Trowbridge, public information officer for the Kennett Police Department.
According to Trowbridge, the unit was working surveillance detail Wednesday when they learned of a possible drug transaction in the parking lot of a business in the 1500-block of First Street.
Officers detained two people suspected of being involved in the drug deal.
During their investigation, Lt. Trowbridge said the officers found an “undisclosed amount of methamphetamine that was packaged for delivery” and arrested Friar for possession.
Friar is being held in the Dunklin County Jail awaiting the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
If you have any information about this or other crimes, please contact the KPD at (573) 888-4622.