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Prescription Drug Sweep, Names Released of Dozens Charged

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Here are some of the highlights:

In total, throughout Operation Pilluted, Arkansas state and federal authorities have charged 140 individuals with prescription drug crimes, including 94 federal defendants in five separate indictments, and 46 state defendants. Included in that total are 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and 5 pharmacists.

Seven arrests were made today at the KJ Medical Clinic in Little Rock, including Dr. Jerry Reifeiss, prescribing physician, Kristen Holland, pharmacist at Bowman Curve Pharmacy, and Aaron Borengasser, physician’s assistant, formerly with Artex Medical Clinic, which later changed its name to KJ Medical Clinic.

Also indicted in the case, Christopher Watson, 42, of Greenbrier. The licensed pharmacist is alleged to have engaged in the unauthorized distribution of Schedule II, III and IV pharmaceutical narcotics from his family owned and operated store in Perryville.

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers across four states took part in the operation.

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Christopher Grant Watson, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen, 42, Conway
Eric Flynn Horton, 48, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr., 64, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr., 29, Conway
Lorrie Jean Kirk, 55, Bigelow
Jonathan Arnell Jones, 30, Little Rock
Jesse Lee McGraw, 56, Conway
Joe Shering Jackson, 31, Little Rock

Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Hydrocodone/Oxycodone
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
Eric Flynn Horton
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr.
Jonathan Arnell Jones
Joe Shering Jackson

Conspiracy to Obtain Prescription Narcotics by Fraud, and Obtaining Prescription Narcotics by Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
Roy Lamont Willard, 35, Conway
Jessica Tucker Monk, 33, Perryville
Jeremy Ray Johnson, 32, Cabot
Andrea Dawn Reynolds, 34, Conway
Lloyce Jermane Love, 37, Conway
Brenda Kay Ebsen, 58, Mayflower
Gary Wayne Strickland, 56, Conway
Dorothy Jo Flowers, 65, Conway
Beau D. Armstrong, 30, Hot Springs
Brenda Giles Jackson aka Brenda Bates, 55, Conway
Tammy Kay Sharp, 49, Mayflower
Sherman Ray Tiner, Jr., 50, Conway
Mason Dewayne Tiner, 18, Russellville
Jessica Marie Whiddon, 27, Hot Springs
Stacie R. Dukes, 56, Mayflower
Angelia Gayle Ferguson, 45, Greenbrier
Daphne Lynette Garner, 40, Conway
Doris Jean Johnson, 58, Conway

Possession and Issuing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes
Tammy Kay Sharp

Misprision of a Felony
Tommy Watson, 66, Greenbrier

Healthcare Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson

Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Joe Shering Jackson

Drug User/Addict in Possession of a Firearm
Christopher Grant Watson

Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Joe Shering Jackson
Eric Flynn Horton

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Anthony Markeith King, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Anthony Markeith King, 39, Little Rock
Christopher Dion Manson, 31, Little Rock
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D., 44
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D., 60, Conway
Felicie Wyatt, M.D., 41, Memphis, TN
Kristin L. Raines, 38, Little Rock
Aaron Paul Borengasser, 35, Little Rock
Stella Osei Green, 52, Little Rock
Jason Dewayne Sowers, 38, Pine Bluff
Randy Eugene Chane, 52, Houston, TX
Gerry Hill, 29, Little Rock
Larosha Danette Hall, 33, Pine Bluff
Densheo Lorraine Davis, 43, Natchez, MS
Amber Marnique Smith, 27, Mabelvale
Kristen L. Holland, 33, Bryant
Justin Russell Dyer, 25, Little Rock
Edward Lee Palmer, II, 23, Conway
Kenneth Darrail Lowery, 25, Conway

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II and III controlled substances
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D.
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D.
Stella Osei Green
Kristin L. Raines
Kristen L. Holland
Kenneth Darrail Lowery
Amber Marnique Smith
Edward Lee Palmer, II
Jason Dewayne Sowers

Several arrests made in LR in DEA prescription drug crackdown

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Poster hanging at press conference on Wednesday

Little Rock medical professionals were arrested Wednesday morning as part of a four-state southern drug crackdown.

Officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said this is part of a drug operation called “Operation Pillution.”

According to The Associated Press, the early-morning raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are the final stage of the operation.

Officials told THV11 that more than 300 arrests have been made, including more than 30 doctors in the operation that targets the distribution of illicit painkillers.

Six employees were arrested:

– Dr. Jerry S. Reifeiss

– Densheo Davis

– Jerry Hill

– Christopher Manson

– Randy Chane

– Larosha Hall

DEA officials said Jason Sowers and Kenneth Lowery are still at large out of Arkansas. If you have any information on their whereabouts, contact authorities.

DEA officials said Jason Sowers and Kenneth Lowery are still at large out of Arkansas. If you have any information on their whereabouts, contact authorities.

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Source: Photos: ‘Operation Pilluted’ in Little Rock

IBF Strips Jermain Taylor Of Title

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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The IBF stripped Jermain Taylor of his middleweight world title Friday, hours before he was originally scheduled to make his first defense.

Taylor is facing numerous felony charges stemming from two gun-related incidents — the alleged shooting of his cousin in August, and an incident last month in which he allegedly discharged a gun and threatened to shoot a family during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Following the second incident, his defense against former junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Mora was canceled.

Taylor, who was out on bail following the August incident, scored four knockdowns in a unanimous decision victory against Sam Soliman on Oct. 8 to win the 160-pound belt, nine years after he beat Bernard Hopkins to win the undisputed championship in 2005.

However, after the January incident, Taylor had his bond from August revoked and surrendered to police again. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson then granted a request from Taylor’s attorneys that he be transferred to a mental hospital for evaluation.

Taylor has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges in both incidents, but his behavior has been out of character, which is why the attorneys asked for him to receive a mental evaluation.

Taylor had been out of the ring for more than two years after suffering a small brain bleed in a brutal 12th-round knockout loss to Arthur Abraham in 2009. Since launching his comeback in 2011, Taylor has won five fights in a row, culminating with the title win.

Taylor is due in court for a hearing Tuesday, with results from the mental evaluation to be presented to the court April 27.

In stripping Taylor of its title, the IBF invoked its rule 5.C., which says, in part, “Any boxer who is ill, injured, under a legal impediment which would prevent the bout from taking place, or on suspension at the time the championships chairman and president order a bout under this rule shall be considered unavailable.”

FedEx Coming To Little Rock, Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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(Katv) It will be the largest distribution center in the state and it’s coming to southwest Little Rock. FedEx is expected to employ more than 200 people according to the Little Rock regional Chamber of Commerce.

They’ve already broken ground on this more than $50 million capital investment. This FedEx Distribution Center will sit on 44 acres and will be located south of the I-30 and I-430 intersection.

“Fantastic announcement, obviously anytime you have new projects coming to your area something as this large with over 50 million in new capital investment, new activity, new truck drivers,” said Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jay Chesshir.

While FedEx is expected to employ more than 200, construction is already putting people to work.

“Significant construction jobs, significant truck driving jobs, significant ancillary jobs when you look at the industry needed to supply a major distribution facility like this, it’s not just that 50 plus million dollar investment in the project that is so great, it’s everything including that,” added Chesshir.

The distribution center will be located south of the I-30 and I-430 intersection off of South Loop and Alexander Road.

“Obviously wonderfully located form the stand point of I-40 and I-30 and I-430, from a logistics prospective and being to service a large part of the region, great location,” said Chesshir.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce expects the project to be complete and operating by mid to late 2016.

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Homicide victim identified as TC Edwards, local musician

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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Little Rock police are still withholding identification on a 40-year-old man found with a fatal gunshot wound about 4 a.m. Sunday at 2221 Howard Street. However, authorities tell me they believe the victim is TC Edwards, a well-known figure on the local music scene.

Investigation Continues In Saturday Homicide

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Pine Bluff police are continuing their investigation into the Saturday night shooting death of a 28-year-old man on the north side of the city.

Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley identified the victim as Kenneth Wayne Moore Jr., who was found in the parking lot in front of 204 Rhinehart Road after police responded to a report of a shooting and a man down. Moore was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m., and Kelley listed the apparent cause of death as a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The body was sent Sunday to the State Medical Examiner’s Office at Little Rock for an autopsy.

PBPD spokesman Lt. David Price said no suspects have been identified or arrested in connection with the slaying, which was the 16th of the year in Pine Bluff.

This was the second time this year that there had been a reported shooting in the same area on Rhinehart Road. On Feb. 28, police responded to a incident in the same area. The victim’s wounds in that incident were described by police at the time as non-life threatening.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the detective division at 730-2090 or the dispatch center at 541-5300. All calls will be kept confidential.

Source: PBC

Dozens Charged in Arkansas Oxycodone Conspiracy

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Dozens of people have been arraigned in a 78-count indictment charging 33 defendants with prescription drug charges. Twenty-seven of the individuals charged in the case appeared in court
on Thursday.

One defendant, Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, of Little Rock, was also charged with a weapons charge.

“According to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, non-medical use of prescription drugs is higher than abuse of cocaine, heroin and hallucinogens combined,” stated Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. “Just because oxycodone is prescribed medically, doesn’t make it a safe drug to abuse. Arkansas has consistently ranked among the top 10 states with the highest rate of non-medical use of pain relievers by 12-25 year olds since state estimates first began in 2002. My office is committed to support the work of DEA and other law enforcement partners by prosecuting those who set-up and run illegal pill distribution networks. This 78-count indictment against distributors in a Little Rock-based network demonstrates that commitment.”

Thyer announced the charges, along with David Downing, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

“The abuse of prescription drugs, such as oxycodone, is a serious problem in our communities. All too often, this abuse leads to addiction, shattered lives, and even death. For the health and safety of our citizens, DEA and our local law enforcement partners will continue to target those who illegally obtain and distribute these potentially dangerous drugs. We hope that the arrests in this case serve as a reminder to anyone who might illegally divert pharmaceuticals that they will be held accountable for the harm they cause,” said Downing.

Thirty-one of the 33 defendants have been arraigned this week. These defendants have been released from federal custody.

Source Fox 16

DEFENDANTS/CHARGES
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine:
Patricia Bell, 49, Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Michael Carrier, 37, Lonoke, AR
Cedric Cobbs, 33, Little Rock, AR
Kiefer Collins, 19, Little Rock, AR
Mark Couch, 30, Benton, AR
Stephen Cuffman, 20, Little Rock, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Charles Elie, 38, Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Ellington, 22, Little Rock, AR
Suzette Ellis, 42, Little Rock, AR
Barron Foster, 50, Little Rock, AR
Warren Hart, 54, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Henry Jackson, 57, Little Rock, AR
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Tashara Jones, 32, North Little Rock, AR
William McArthur, 20, Little Rock, AR
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Layth Qassas, 25, Little Rock, AR
Brandon Riley, 28, Little Rock, AR
David Sawyer, 31, Alexander, AR
Brooke Smith, 36, Redfield, AR
Austin Snyder, 19, North Little Rock, AR
Chandria Stigall, 38, Hensley, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Dustin Tarrants, 30, Little Rock, AR
Stephanie Walker, 30, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR
Georrail Williams, 21, Little Rock, AR
Michael Williams, 29, Alexander, AR
Distribution of oxycodone:
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Distribution of morphine:
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Possession with intent to distribute oxydocone:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Michael Williams, 29, Alexander, AR
Brooke Smith, 36, Redfield, AR
Possession with intent to distribute hydromorphone:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Use of a communication facility:
Patricia Bell, 49, Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Michael Carrier, 37, Lonoke, AR
Cedric Cobbs, 33, Little Rock, AR
Kiefer Collins, 19, Little Rock, AR
Mark Couch, 30, Benton, AR
Stephen Cuffman, 20, Little Rock, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Charles Elie, 38, Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Ellington, 22, Little Rock, AR
Suzette Ellis, 42, Little Rock, AR
Barron Foster, 50, Little Rock, AR
Warren Hart, 54, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Henry Jackson, 57, Little Rock, AR
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Tashara Jones, 32, North Little Rock, AR
William McArthur, 20, Little Rock, AR
Layth Qassas, 25, Little Rock, AR
Brandon Riley, 28, Little Rock, AR
David Sawyer, 31, Alexander, AR
Austin Snyder, 19, North Little Rock, AR
Chandria Stigall, 38, Hensley, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Dustin Tarrants, 30, Little Rock, AR
Stephanie Walker, 30, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR

Check Out Braids By Renee From Little Rock

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Check out braids by Renee from Little Rock if your just in town visting or about to hit the town hit up braids by Renee, You will not be disappointed. I must say she is one of the best. Click the link to her facebook page.

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Little Rock, Arkansas Here Come APOLLO NIDA On June 8th at Deep Ultra Lounge

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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Little Rock, Arkansas Here Come APOLLO NIDA On June 8th at Deep Ultra Lounge

Check Out Picture From Jazzie Fashion Show

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Check out picture from Jazzie night club fashion show in Little Rock.

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