Prosecutors Charge Dumas Police Officer With Drug Conspiracy

Sep 10, 2015

Federal prosecutors say an Arkansas police officer has been arrested and charged with drug conspiracy.

Prosecutors announced the charge Thursday against 37-year-old Dumas police officer James Ivory Edgerson. Five associates were also arrested.

Edgerson, a 14-year veteran of the department, is alleged to have made several deliveries of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine to confidential sources.

Prosecutors say Edgerson was arrested in a vehicle with about three ounces of powder cocaine and one ounce of crack cocaine. A search of his house found about $16,000 in cash and firearms.

Prosecutors say Edgerson is being held pending a bond hearing. It wasn't immediately known if Edgerson had an attorney.

A call to the Dumas Police Department seeking comment was redirected to an FBI field office spokeswoman, who didn't immediately respond to messages.