Authorities Release Details of 'Operation Delta Blues' - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Authorities Release Details of 'Operation Delta Blues'

Posted: Updated:

Five police officers who allegedly guarded drug shipments are among 51 other people arrested in a wide-ranging drug and corruption investigation in eastern Arkansas.

Federal authorities in Helena-West Helena announced Tuesday that the four-year investigation dubbed "Operation Delta Blues" led to the indictment of 70 people. That includes5-officers, 51 others and 14 fugitives at large.

The FBI says the focus of the investigation was corrupt law officers dealing with convicted felons who, in some cases, were convicted murderers.

Five law officers were indicted and arrested on Tuesday. They include: Robert Wahls, Herman Eaton, Marlene Kalb, Windston Dean Jackson and Robert Rogers. (Seen in the pictures to the left)

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer says the five law officers worked in Phillips and Lee counties.

Thyer says 800 state and federal law enforcement officers fanned out and arrested 51 suspects. Thyer says 14 suspects are still being sought and five were in custody when the arrests began.

The indictment charges can be found through the links underneath the pictures.

 

Law enforcement agencies investigating including the United States Attorney, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service and the Arkansas State Police are all involved with the investigation.


To see videos from the FBI Press Office, click below:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c1Y6SqCh2s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHUqHQcaCog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hlPZV1LoLA



Public Corruption Hotline: 501-221-8200

 

*To see more related Channel Seven stories, click on the links under the picture.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:53 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
  • Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:57 GMT

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>
  • Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Update: Murder suspect turns himself in to LRPD

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:02 GMT
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>
    (KATV)-The Little Rock Police Department are looking for a man they say is a suspect in a homicide that occurred Monday night. Police say Bernard Sherrod, 20, was found shot outside of his apartment complex on Bryant street. "After detectives talked to the witnesses that were around there, they were able to develop Mr. [Darrell] Freeman as a suspect," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the LRPD.Police are considering Freeman to be armed and dangerous."Well right now they have a pretty good idea of who ...More >>