University of Arkansas Police Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Arrest
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It began as a routine traffic stop for Officer Paul Edwards of the University of Arkansas Police. At about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, he stopped a car for a traffic violation on Stadium Drive. After getting permission to search the car, Edwards found approximately four pounds of marijuana. He and UAPD officers Crandall Edwards and Bobby Ingle and Cpl. Sid Ramirez arrested Brandon Oren Armstrong, 22, of Fayetteville, and Christopher Lee Summers, 19, of Elkins, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Armstrong and Summers are not affiliated with the University of Arkansas.
The UAPD officers contacted detectives with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force after the arrest, and investigators obtained a search warrant for a residence at 1925 W. Lawson.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, detectives of the drug task force, assisted by the Fayetteville Police Department and Washington County Emergency Response Team, executed the search warrant, seizing approximately 10.75 pounds of marijuana, 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, items of drug paraphernalia, three guns and approximately $44,747.
Police arrested Julie Ann Cooper, 21, and Lenny Gene Albrecht, 28, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and proximity to certain facilities-enhanced. The enhancement charge relates to the drug activity occurring within 1,000 feet of a school.
This investigation is ongoing.
Editor-selected comments will be published below. No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.comments powered by Disqus
Input from the faculty, staff and students was used to create future eight focus areas for university to make the University of Arkansas an even better institution.
Signature Seminars explore cutting-edge topics, taught by campus leaders.
The University of Arkansas system puts out important messages, but you may not get them unless you sign up.
Executive officer applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 8, at noon and committee chair applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon.
The Cordes Chair event for the month of January is being hosted Thursday by professor Greg Herman, Department of Architecture. The topic will be, "getting students to take control of their education."