Monday around 10:30 a.m., Lt. Jim Kulesa, Inv. Keith Eaton, Sgt Eric Sims, and Det. Ken Lykens went to a home on Opal Street in Ward after a tip. Their investigation led to a search warrant being obtained and executed at the residence.
Officers say they located and seized glassware, chemicals, components, and paraphernalia used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Investigators also located and seized an estimated one and a half grams of methamphetamine and other drug related paraphernalia.
Arrested at the scene were 42-year-old Freddie Whittenburg II, 49-year-old Michael Cook and 43-year-old Renia Beatrice Lindsay. Whittenburg and Cook were arrested for Conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Lindsay was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three subjects were taken to the Lonoke County Detention Facility.
A fourth suspect was arrested Tuesday. Around 10:30a.m., 35-year-old Eric Richardson came to the Sheriff's Office in reference to the meth lab on Opal Street. Upon conclusion of an interview with detectives, Richardson was arrested for Conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance. Richardson is currently in the Lonoke County Detention Facility.