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Multi-agency drug investigation leads to two arrests

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Saline County deputies and Benton Police Department SWAT team members served a high-risk search and arrest warrant to a home off Rushing Road as part of an ongoing drug investigation Friday morning. 

Around 7 a.m. on Friday, February 5, law enforcement officers closed a six-month long narcotic investigation by entering a home of individuals that were suspected of distributing illegal drugs.

Mark Mosher, 44, and Leah Stanley, 37, were arrested Friday morning at a residence located off the 4000 block of Rushing Road in Saline County. Once officials discovered that methamphetamine was being distributed from the Rushing residence, Benton police and Saline County deputies were able to obtain a search and seizure warrant. While investigating the home, quantities of suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana and assorted prescription medications packaged for distribution were recovered. Officials also found firearms, one which was reported stolen, and cash.

The two face charges of Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Maintaining a Drug Premises, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent Schedule II Narcotic, Theft by Receiving and Possession with Intent Schedule IV Narcotic.

Stanley additionally faces a charge of Possession with Intent Schedule VI Narcotic. Mosher additionally faces charges of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Use of a Communication Device, Possession with Intent Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent Schedule V Narcotic. 

This is still an ongoing investigation, and Benton police expect to make more arrests in the near future. 

Anyone with information regarding the crime or with the two arrested is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.