Officials in one county say they are working hard to stop drug trafficking operations that are run through businesses.
After a three month long investigation, Jackson Police and UNITE officials closed in on the M & M Dairy Bar in Quicksand.
They say the business was a hub for drug activity. Wednesday they arrested the owner, Arlie ‘A.B.’ Howard.
He is accused of trafficking Oxycontin, Methadone and other prescription pills. Officials say he used the business to try and cover up his drug operation.
“It's a lot easier to run it out of the store. It's a lot easier to take the money, put it in with the store money and get rid of it and run it like it's legal,” said John Marshall with the Jackson Police Department.
Officials say besides Oxycontin and Methadone, they also recovered Hydrocodone and Xanax and nearly $2,200. Howard is being held at the Three Forks Regional Detention Center.
Officials say tips from the community helped lead to the arrest. You can always make an anonymous call to UNITE's tipline, 1-866-424-4382.