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    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Nineteen defendants in Blytheville were charged with multiple drug and gun charges for a total of 91 different counts.

    US Attorney Christopher Thyer and special agent in charge Mario Vidoli announced Wednesday that approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine, multiple ounces of crack cocaine, more than 26 pounds of marijuana and 24 guns, including six stolen guns, were seized in the operation.

    Thyer and Vidoli said 11 defendants were charged with 53 separate counts from a large-scale investigation into methamphetamine and narcotics trafficking. Those counts include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting distribution of methamphetamine, use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime, and obstruction of justice.

    Eight more defendants were charged with counts including possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine,
    methamphetamine, use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, and use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime.

    Those arrested today will be arraigned in federal court in Little Rock before United States
    Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
    Detention hearings will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013.

    All of these indictments come from a larger operation called H.I.T.S. (High Intensity Trafficking Suppression). Over the past two years the investigation resulted in over 240 undercover operations and numerous other law enforcement actions.

    The list of defendants and charges can be found below:

    Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine:

    Brown II, Kenneth E, aka "Ice Man", 26, Blytheville, AR
    Brown, Kenneth E, 54, Blytheville, AR
    Brown, Tremayne, aka "Chubs", 25, Blytheville, AR
    Jackson, Renaldre, aka "Nod", 21, Blytheville, AR
    Knight, Bobby, 20, Blytheville, AR
    McCray, Tyrone E, 29, Blytheville, AR
    Rhodes, Derrick A, aka "3D", 39, Blytheville, AR
    Robinson, Andre J, aka "Blue", 34, Blytheville, AR
    Robinson, Brian E, aka "Smiley", 33, Blytheville, AR
    Staton, Rashead A, aka "West Side", 27, Blytheville, AR
    Black, Isaac, aka "Smooth", 28, Blytheville, AR

    In addition to the conspiracy charges, the following defendants are also charged with the
    following crimes:

    Black, Isaac, aka "Smooth", 28, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute
    methamphetamine (1 count).

    Brown II, Kenneth E, aka "Ice Man", 26, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (4 counts), possession with intent to distribute marijuana (1 count), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (1 count), felon in possession of a firearm (2 counts).

    Brown, Kenneth E, 54, Blytheville, AR, distribution of methamphetamine (4 counts),
    obstruction of justice (1 count).

    Brown, Tremayne, aka "Chubs", 25, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (3 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Buckley, Sherrill L, 31, Blytheville, AR, distribution of methamphetamine (1 counts), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Chew, Troy D, 37, Blytheville, AR, distribution of cocaine (1 count), distribution of crack cocaine (2 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (2 counts).

    Larry Clayborn, 38, Blytheville, AR possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (2 counts), possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (3 counts), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (3 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (4 counts).

    Hawkins, Santriana S, 19, Blytheville, AR, aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (2 counts).

    Clayborn, Larry D, 38, Blytheville, AR, distribution of methamphetamine (3 counts), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (2 counts).

    Jones, Ivory L, aka "Willy Ivory", 28, Blytheville, AR, aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (2 counts), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Knight, Bobby, 20, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (1 count), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    McCray, Tyrone E, 29, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (3 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Parnell, Anthony J, aka "AJ", 25, Blytheville, AR, distribution of crack cocaine (1 count), distribution of methamphetamine, (1 counts), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (1 counts).
    Robinson, Andre J, aka "Blue", 34, Blytheville, AR, distribution of methamphetamine (2 counts), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count), and felon in possession of a firearm (1 count).

    Robinson, Brian E, aka "Smiley", 33, Blytheville, AR, distribution of methamphetamine (5 counts), possession with intent to distribute marijuana (1 count), use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (2 counts), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (3 counts), and felon in possession of a firearm (2 counts).

    Rhodes, Derrick A, aka "3D", 39, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute
    methamphetamine (3 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Staton, Rashead A, aka "West Side", 27, Blytheville, AR, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (3 counts), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (1 count).

    Isaac Sidney Thomas, 43, Blytheville, AR, distribution of cocaine (1 count), distribution of crack cocaine (1 count), felon in possession of a firearm (1 count), use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime (2 counts).

    Thompson, Rickey M, aka "Tricky Ricky", 33, Blytheville, AR, distribution of crack cocaine (7 counts).

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