LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A three-year investigation into an alleged
methamphetamine ring in northeast Arkansas that distributed the
drug from Mexico to cities in at least four other states has
resulted in the arrests of more than 65 people.
U.S. Attorney Jane Duke at Little Rock said the meth had a
purity level of greater than 80 percent and was shipped to hubs in
Dallas, Phoenix, and San Diego to the Batesville area in Arkansas
before distribution to cities including Memphis, Tenn.; Kansas
City, Mo.; Des Moines, and Indianapolis.
The operation was dubbed "Tienda Hielo" or "Ice Store."
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