Drug Investigation leads to large bust: Meth, money, "shrooms" and guns
In October 2019 the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office received information about an individual selling large amounts of Methamphetamine in Cleburne County. After receiving the information Cleburne County Detectives, with the assistance from the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force opened an investigation on Christopher Morris Squires, 37, of Heber Springs and his illicit drug dealings. After months of undercover work, a search warrant was acquired for Squires' residence located on Pangburn Road, outside of Heber Springs. Members of the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office executed the warrant with the assistance of the Heber Springs Police Department on Friday February 28th, 2020. During the search, Detectives located nearly 3 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $60,000.00, approximately 38 grams of "Shrooms" (Psilocybin) with an approximate street value of $750.00, over $11,000.00 in U.S. Currency believed to be derived from illicit drug sales, and 6 firearms. Squires was also found to be in possession of over $6,000.00 in counterfeit money and numerous items of drug paraphernalia associated with the sale and trafficking of Methamphetamine. Squires is being held at the Cleburne County Detention Center on a $300,000.00 bond. His charges include: Trafficking Methamphetamine (Class Y Felony), Simultaneous Possession of drugs and firearms (Class Y Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class B Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class D Felony), Maintaining a Drug Premises (Class C Felony), Unlawful Use of Communication Device (Class C Felony), Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (Class D Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (Class A Felony), and the Habitual Offender Enhancement.
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Heber Springs Police Department for their assistance in this and many other investigations. Our agencies work very closely on many investigations, and will continue to do so in the future.
As always, your Cleburne County Sheriff's Office will continue to remain dedicated to combating the drug problem in Cleburne County with every resource we have available, to try and ensure that this is a safe place for you to live, work, and play. We urge everyone to report suspicious activity to help us continue in this effort.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
-Sheriff Chris Brown