A Crossett man was arrested on drug charges April 27 following a multi-jurisdictional investigation, according to a news release from the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Robert James Thornton, 62, of Crossett was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with purpose. He has been released on bond.
Lt. Jason Akers, agent in charge of the Drug Task Force, said a package containing two pounds of high grade marijuana en route to a Crossett address was intercepted by Dermott Police. The marijuana was determined to be a high quality strain commonly sold for between $10-$20 per gram and upwards of $250-$350 per ounce. The estimated street value of the two pounds was approximately $8,000, Akers said.
A Drug Task Force agent, posing as a delivery driver, delivered the package to the Crossett residence, Akers said, adding that officers from the task force, Crossett Police and Arkansas State Police executed a search warrant at the home where the drugs were recovered along with other items believed to be related to the distribution of marijuana.