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Posted: December 9, 2012 at 3:09 a.m.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s latest findings concerning jailed fugitives follow a string of errors and dysfunction uncovered during a more than year-long investigation into the Phillips County sheriff’s office and the county’s justice system. Other articles in this series: SEDRICK TRICE: Drug dealer fell through court cracks The Phillips County sheriff’s office didn’t carry out an October 2008 Arkansas Court of Appeals order sentencing Trice to 20 years in state prison. Instead, Trice remained free and went on to run a thriving multistate drug ring that dealt hundreds of pounds of marijuana and cocaine in eastern Arkansas.

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