A Crossett physician’s assistant, a Crossett woman, and a Monticello man were arrested Friday following a 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force investigation into what narcotics agents believe was a conspiracy to illegally distribute prescription narcotics, according to Lt. Jason Akers, supervising agent of the drug task force (DTF).

Agents believe Robert Wawrzynek, a 42-year-old physician’s assistant from Crossett, knowingly wrote prescriptions to Melissa Kaye Golden, 39, also of Crossett, who would then fill the prescriptions at pharmacies throughout Southeast Arkansas then sell the drugs to James Green Jr., 43, of Monticello, who would sell the narcotics to users, according to Akers.

DTF agents, along with Crossett police, searched Wawrzynek and Golden’s residence where they allegedly recovered approximately 90 dosage units of what they believe to by Hydrocodone, more than $4,000 in cash, and firearms.

Wawrzynek and Golden were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.

Green was arrested by DTF agents in Monticello following a sting operation. Green allegedly was found to be in possession of 72 dosage units of Hydrocodone. He is charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

Wawrzynek and Golden have both been released from the Drew County Detention Center on $15,000 bonds. Green is currently awaiting a first appearance hearing.

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