12/14/2010 Joint Investigation ends in 1 Million Dollar Drug Seizure
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
Joint Investigation ends in 1 Million dollar Drug Seizure
On December 14,2010 The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police. 20th Judicial Drug task Force, Oklahoma DTF, Conway DTF and National Guard RAID Unit served a Search Warrant at 108 Wyatt Rd the residence of Tyler Lamastus,31 of Bee Branch.
The search revealed 238 pounds of Marijuana with a street value of over $900,000. The search also revealed 14, AR-15 rifles that were being converted into automatic weapons, 1 Mac 10 machine gun, .22 caliber with a silencer, one sawed off shotgun, a Sten automatic rifle, and other rifles and handguns. Several items of drug paraphernalia including grow lights and digital scales were also seized.
Tyler Lamastus is being charged with the following: Criminal Possession of Prohibited Weapons, Possession of Controlled Substance, Marijuana with intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs/Firearms.