Seven indictments charging 15 individuals in the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with a federal complaint charging one defendant in the Western District of Arkansas, were unsealed on Tuesday. Law enforcement officers arrested 11 defendants early Tuesday morning, while four defendants were already in federal or state custody on unrelated charges. Davidlon Palmer, 40, of Eudora, is the lone federal defendant in the investigation who remains a fugitive. Five defendants have pending state arrest warrants as part Operation Quack Attack.

Operation Quack Attack, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation, is being conducted by the FBI and the Arkansas State Police. The operation has resulted in the identification of multiple drug traffickers and the seizure of large quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the Chicot County area. During the course of Operation Quack Attack, investigators conducted 58 controlled purchases of drugs and executed two search warrants. Authorities have seized more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 229 grams of cocaine, 200 grams of crack cocaine, 128 grams of marijuana, and 6 firearms, as well as almost $17,000 in cash.

The federal defendants arrested Tuesday will be arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on Thursday. The federal defendants in state custody will be arraigned at a later date.