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Police Find Synthetic Pot, Children During Pea Ridge Drug Raid

Police raided a Pea Ridge home Friday following a month-long drug investigation with the U.S. Postal Service. Derrick August Wade Ross, 30, and Amanda Lea Ross,...
Pea Ridge Drug Bust
Derrick and Amanda Ross

Derrick August Wade Ross, 30, and Amanda Lea Ross, 28, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspects remained Friday in the Benton County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

The Pea Ridge Police Department executed a search warrant on a home on North Davis Street while a couple and three children were at the residence. Officers collected four ounces of what they suspect is synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and BB guns, according to a statement released by Pea Ridge police.

Police Chief Tim Ledbetter said he believes the seizure of the drugs will help make the area safer.

The three children, aged 3, 6 and 8, were transferred into the custody of the Department of Human Services, the report states. The children were later released to a family member.

The suspects face a possible 10-year sentence enhancement because the home is in the proximity of a nearby school, police said.

Police Find Synthetic Pot, Children During Pea Ridge Drug Raid