On this 4/20 weekend, we salute the Arkansas State Police for their efforts of Interstate Criminal Patrol, which often means illegal drug seizure, money, weapons, and even people. 

Arkansas State Police’s Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) has once again dominated the annual Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area awards. The awards were held this week in Biloxi, Miss. Your ASP won three individual awards, Team of the Year and Officer of the Year.

284 lbs of Marajuana - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
284 lbs of Marajuana - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
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ASP’s outstanding performance in 2023 was recognized for collectively seizing illegal drugs with a total street value of $27.7 million, 45 vehicles, and $1.26 million in currency.

50,000 Fentanyl Pills - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
50,000 Fentanyl Pills - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
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We congratulate Arkansas State Trooper Ana Escamilla, she was recognized as 2023 Officer of the Year for 28 drug seizures, the total street value of which was $5,678,326. Trooper Escamilla also logged 7 currency seizures, totaling $610,755.

Individual winners:
-- Sergeant Derek Nietert, largest marijuana seizure, 939 pounds
-- Trooper Cody Martin, largest cocaine seizure, 145 pounds
-- Trooper Escamilla, largest “other dangerous drugs” seizure, 420 bottles of Promethazine (street value $100,800)

Horse trailer Full of Marajuana - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures Video - YouTube
Horse trailer Full of Marajuana - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures Video - YouTube
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Over the course of 2023, ASP seized over 10,386 pounds of marijuana, 353 pounds of cocaine, 56 pounds of methamphetamine, 46 pounds of fentanyl and 21 illegal weapons.

Wow - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
Wow - ASP Interstate Criminal Patrol Seizures - YouTube
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Seized drugs are sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis and then stored during prosecution. After cases are adjudicated, the drugs are transported to an incinerator for disposal. Seized weapons are destroyed, later used by law enforcement, or sold at public auction.
Seized cash that is determined to be forfeited goes to prosecuting attorney in the jurisdiction where it was initially seized. Prosecuting attorneys decide how the money is distributed.

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