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On April 29th at approximately 3:20 a.m., deputies with the sheriff's responded to a call to in reference to Joshua Cagle, 37 of Wideman, being passed out in front of a residence in Calico Rock. Upon arrival deputies located Cagle in a vehicle, slumped over the steering wheel with the odor of illicit narcotics present and visible. Cagle came to and was asked to step out of the vehicle, to which he complied. Hypodermic syringes, with a liquid, and four and a half counterfeit Fentanyl pills were located in Cagle's pocket. During a probable cause search approximately one-half ounce of Methamphetamine, Xanax pills, Buprenorphine pills. Marijuana, and a Bersa .380 pistol was also located in a bag inside the vehicle. Cagle is a previously convicted felon. Cagle has been charged with Possession of Fentanyl with the purpose to deliver is a class "A" felony, Possession with the purpose to deliver Methamphetamine, if more than 10 grams but less than 200 grams is a class "A" Felony, Possession with the purpose to deliver a schedule III controlled substance is a class "C" Felony, Possession with the purpose to deliver a schedule IV controlled substance is a class "D" felony, Possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to inject Methamphetamine is a class "D" felony, Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms is a class "Y" felony, Felon in possession of a firearm is a class "D" felony, and Possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, if less than 4 ounces is a class "A" misdemeanor. The dangerous drug Fentanyl is becoming more and more prevalent. In this case, raw Fentanyl was mixed with a binder and pressed to look like a different pharmaceutical medicine. However, as the popularity of the fatal drug has risen. Officers are beginning to see it mixed with many other popular drugs in an attempt to increase addiction by the distributors. A direct effect of this has been countless accidental overdoses. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can call the Sheriff's Office at 870-368-4203 and ask to speak with one of the peer specialists in assistance to get help.

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