Officials say a local business owner was arrested on a federal warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine Thursday morning at his residence on Davis Street as 20th Judicial District Prosecutor Cody Hiland said several documents and a large amount of cash were seized from the residence, owned by Samuel Sherman, 29, after police served a search warrant around 6 a.m.

Following the search of his home, authorities executed another search warrant at his business, Round 1 Fashions, located at 2307 Washington Avenue. Investigators did not seize any evidence there.

A DEA Taskforce officer from the Little Rock Police Department, officers from the Conway Police Department, a deputy with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the 20th Judicial District Drug Task Force all participated in the investigation.

“This was a professional operation in conjunction with the DEA and the Conway narcotics unit, and we are glad that it was effectuated without anyone getting hurt and the bad guys being placed into custody,” Hiland said. “The DEA and the narcotics officers do a lot of work that nobody ever sees, and we really appreciate the sacrifice they make and the jobs they do for very little recognition.”
The case will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.

The maximum penalty for the federal charge of distribution of methamphetamine is 40 years in prison.

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