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10 arrested in Benton County drug sting

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

A display of items seized by the Benton County Sheriff's Office in a Rogers drug sting.
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A display of items seized by the Benton County Sheriff's Office in a Rogers drug sting.

Ten people were arrested as the result of a Feb. 1 drug sting in Rogers, Sheriff Kelley Cradduck announced during a news conference Wednesday. Seven of those people were arrested on-site and three others were arrested later. The investigation is ongoing, Cradduck said.

Arrested

  • Shawn Michael Ewert, 43, of Bentonville, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor counts failure to appear and hot checks. Ewert was being held in Benton County Jail on $15,000 bond on Wednesday.
  • Melizza Dawn Christiansen, 29, of Rogers was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Christiansen was cited and released on Feb. 3, according to Benton County Jail records.
  • Michael Hill, 49, of Rogers, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and intent to deliver a counterfeit substance. Hill was being held Wednesday in Benton County Jail on a parole violation.
  • Ray Robert Grady, 58, of Eagle Rock, Mo. Was arrested in connection with possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grady was released from Benton County Jail on $30,000 bond on Feb. 3.
  • Sarah Rustin, 27, of Rogers, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Rustin was cited and released on Feb. 3, according to Benton County Jail records.
  • Dale Edwin Shaffer, 55, of Rogers, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Shaffer was cited and released on Feb. 3, according to Benton County Jail records.
  • Jeffery Stout, 32, of Gentry, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and a misdemeanor count of contempt. Stout was cited and released on Feb. 3, according to Benton County Jail records.
  • Candius Sue Taylor, 51, of Rogers, was arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Taylor was cited and released on Feb. 4, according to Benton County Jail records.
  • Donald Eugene Thompson, 52, of Green Forest, was arrested in connection with conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance. Thompson was released from Benton County Jail on $5,000 bond on Feb. 3.
  • William Wallace, 41, of Holiday Island, was arrested in connection with possession with intent to deliver, felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of driving while suspended. Wallace was released from Benton County Jail on $30,000 bond on Feb. 5.

Source: Benton County Jail

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