The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with The Tri-County Drug Task Force and The Arkansas Community Corrections Special Response Team seized narcotics, stolen property and firearms in a recent arrest.

On Monday, March 2nd, deputies were executing a search warrant in an attempt to locate a wanted fugitive at a residence located on Webster Road in Pine Bluff.

During the search, deputies discovered a large amount of methamphetamine, various firearms, a 2019 Can-Am Outlander ATV and a 2004 Suzuki 60 GSXR motorcycle.

The search led to the arrest of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Welch, who has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of defaced firearm, theft by receiving, criminal use of prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All evidence will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory.