FAYETTEVILLE, AK – Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds announced today the arrest of an individual for Trafficking Heroin in the Northwest Arkansas Area. In March, 2021, detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force identified a Heroin Trafficker operating in the Fayetteville, Springdale, and West Fork areas. During the following weeks, detectives conducted multiple controlled purchases of heroin from the trafficker, Arnulfo Gomez.
On April 14, 2021, detectives executed a search warrant at Gomez’s residence, in West Fork, AR. Detectives seized approximately 960 grams of heroin (street value of $380,000.00), drug paraphernalia, and $3,884.00 in US currency. Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force Detectives arrested Arnulfo Gomez, age 21, for Trafficking of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Maintaining Drug Premises.
The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the Springdale, Farmington, Fayetteville, Greenland, Tontitown, Goshen, Lincoln, Elkins, Elm Springs, Prairie Grove, and West Fork Police Departments and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.