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Press Release: Prosecutor Raids Parolee’s Camper With DTF, ACC/SRT, HSPD SWAT, GCSO TRT & ASP Helicopter; Arrest x5 – GARLAND COUNTY

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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR’s OFFICE – (Deputy Prosecutor Trent Daniels)

On October 19, 2018, the 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 135 Dart and 178 Fury Streets in Garland County Arkansas.  The Garland County Tactical Response Team, Hot Springs Police Department SWAT Team and an Arkansas State Police helicopter were utilized to make entry and secure the scene.

Steve Zuber, 54 of Dart Drive in Hot Springs – Alleged Meth Dealer

Parolee Charles Hancock, 58 of Fury Street in Hot Springs – Alleged Meth Dealer

Information for the other 3 arrests are not available at this time.

Several months prior, investigators identified two individuals as the primary distributors of methamphetamine from the residences. Those individuals were identified as Steve Zuber and Charles Hancock. Over the course of the investigation, investigators were able to make numerous purchases of methamphetamine from Mr. Zuber and Mr. Hancock. Arrest warrants were subsequently obtained for Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).   Upon execution of the search warrants this morning, Zuber, Hancock and three (3) additional individuals were taken into custody without incident and a search of the property was conducted thereafter.  Investigators located approximately six (6) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, seventeen (17) firearms and $ 12,000 in cash.  The search is continuing at this time.

 The 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force is comprised of Investigators from the Arkansas State Police, Garland County Sheriff’s Department, Hot Springs Police Department, 18th Judicial District East Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations. The Garland County Narcotics Unit, Arkansas Community Corrections, and the Hot Springs Police Department Special Investigation Division also assisted in the execution of the search warrants.

It must be noted that criminal charges are only allegations and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.