The 12th /21st Drug Task Force began an investigation several weeks ago into prescription drug sales that were coming from a residence on Bear Creek Loop in Sebastian County.

On two separate occasions DTF agents were able to purchase prescription drugs from the residents of the home. Agents were able to purchase OxyContin and hydrocodone pills from the man and woman living in the home.

On June 9, agents served a search warrant for the residence. Three children were in the home when the warrant was served.

Derrick Harp, 36 years of age, and Amanda Matlock, 27 years of age were arrested. Harp and Matlock were charged with Delivery and Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I or II narcotics, Delivery and Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule III narcotics; Possession of Schedule IV or V with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining Premises for Drug Sales, and 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Matlock was also charged with Tampering with Evidence.

Harp was arrested in April 2014 for 2nd Degree Battery on a Minor. This case is still pending.