GURDON, Ark. (KTHV) - A small town in Clark County is rocked by a large drug bust that results in multiple arrests.

The Department of Justice held press conference Thursday afternoon about "Operation Ice Pick", a multi-agency drug investigation in Gurdon and surrounding areas.

Officers made more than 40 controlled drug purchases over this one year investigation. This morning authorities conducted six search warrants and seized $52,000 and substantial amounts of meth crack and marijuana.

Joyce Snow with the DOJ says a lot of activity happened near schools and playgrounds.

Grand Jury indictments have been unsealedand charged with federal drugtrafficking offenses are:

- Elander Kennel
- Samson Kadari
-Andrae Barnes
-Jerome Macon
-Kenyuan Morris
-Samuel Barrientos

Kennel, Kardari, and Barnes are brothers.

Those charged with state offenses are:
-Julian Marks
-James Campbell
-Chris Penny
-Teresa Grigsby
-Marcus Horton
-John Powell
-Thomas Gulley
-Bobby Charles
-Wheatie Wells
-Candelario Leon
-Bobby Holiman
-Carlton Marks

THV's Lisa Hutson is there and will have the latest tonight on Today's THV. You can also follow her on Twitter @LisaHutsonTHV.

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