Police arrested three people in a Fayetteville drug raid Thursday that yielded several narcotics, guns and a bomb.
Javier Macias, 40, and Ashley Lisenbee, 28, were arrested on suspicion of felony possession of controlled substances with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of a prohibited weapon, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, fleeing and criminal mischief. They remained in the Washington County Detention Center on Friday on $7,500 bond each.
Benjamin Alvis, 28, faces the same charges, as well as three felony counts of delivery of methamphetamine. He remained in jail Friday on $20,000 bond.
The local Drug Task Force, made up of various area law enforcement agencies, carried out three controlled buys of meth from Alvis while wearing surveillance equipment, police said. A criminal informant bought 6.8 grams of meth from Alvis, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Task force members raided Alvis’ apartment without knocking Thursday night at 833 W. Sycamore St. in Fayetteville. Police immediately located Macias and a short time later apprehended Alvis and Lisenbee, who had attempted to flee via a hidden trap door but ended up accidentally falling through the ceiling, according to the preliminary report.
Authorities searched the apartment and found meth, narcotic pills, numerous ledgers, several bags of an unknown crystal substance and two syringes filled with an unknown substance. Police also found a bomb, two silencers and four rifles.
The Bentonville Bomb Squad was called in and successfully defused the bomb.