Sevier County
Sheriff's Office
De Queen, Arkansas
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March 6th, Sevier County Investigator Jeff Wahls and Lieutenant Chad Bradshaw of the De Queen Police Department assisted agents with Homeland Security with a federal search and seizure warrant for a residence on Mercer Street in Horatio.


Officers executed the warrant about 1 p.m. and located one suspect, 27-year-old Yayserh Navarette in the house.


Officers located a loaded AR-15 rifle, a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, parts for an AR-15, ammunition and about a pound of suspected methamphetamine and about an ounce of suspected cocaine. Officers also confiscated packaging material, a tire and wheel that appeared to have been used to transport contraband and numerous cell phones. 


Navarette reportedly told agent Jermy Ridenour of Homeland Security that he would travel to Dallas once or twice a month to pick up meth and cocaine. He allegedly said he put the drugs in the dash of his truck, but once he picked up a tire that contained drugs.


Navarette also allegedly confessed to selling drugs to people in Sevier County and Oklahoma.


Navarette has been charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, trafficking a controlled substance, possession of meth or cocaine with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.