Two arrested on narcotics, firearms charges

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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) Two Texarkana men – one elderly, the other middle-aged – are behind bars on narcotics and firearms charges, according to Texarkana Arkansas Police. 

Charles Martin, 74, and Chester Brunson, 45, were arrested Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance and simultaneous possession of firearms and narcotics. 

Additionally, Brunson was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

At 8:40 Friday morning, TAPD Cpl. John VanMeter and Officer Dakota Easley responded to a disturbance in the 2300 block of East 13th Street. 

In the course of their investigation, the officers observed illegal narcotics in plain view. 

They contacted the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force was contacted and continued the investigation. After obtaining and executing a search warrant, officers located 11 firearms and over a pound of Marijuana. 

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