Poinsett County sheriff’s deputies hurt serving search warrant, suspects arrested

Three deputies are expected to be okay
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Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 7:01 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 12:03 PM CST
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WEINER, Ark. (KAIT) - Three Poinsett County sheriff’s deputies serving a warrant Tuesday ended up in a hospital while three men wound up in jail.

Sheriff Kevin Molder told KAIT8 the three deputies were assisting Weiner police in executing a search warrant when they came into contact with what the sheriff believed to be fentanyl.

The deputies, who Molder did not identify, were taken to the hospital, treated, and released.

“They are at home resting and we are very thankful for the quick response of the Weiner fire and rescue and Medic One and all those first responders,” he said.

Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and...
Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and introducing a controlled substance into the body of another person.(Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)

Officers arrested Chisom Fleming, 30, of Jonesboro; Levi Flemon, 35, of Newport; and Cody Lisko, 28, of Memphis on suspicion of the following:

  • Possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with the purpose to deliver
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person-3 counts
Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and...
Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and introducing a controlled substance into the body of another person.(Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, Poinsett County District Judge Ron Hunter found probable cause to arrest the men and set their bonds at $125,000 each. All three are due in circuit court on Dec. 20 for arraignment.

Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and...
Officers arrested three men suspected of possession of meth/cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and introducing a controlled substance into the body of another person.(Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)

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