SEARCY, Ark. (October 27, 2014) – A Searcy woman was arrested for selling alcohol in a dry county without a permit.
On Friday, detectives with the White County Sheriff's Office received information of a bootlegger operating and selling to minors out of a residence on Melinda's Lane in Searcy.
Undercover detectives went to the residence and purchased alcohol from a female at the residence later identified as Melinda Lyons-Marquez.
Detectives later served a search warrant at the residence and seized approximately 54 cases of beer along with numerous containers of whiskey, tequila, and other liquor along with approximately $3400.
Lyons-Marquez was arrested for the Sale of Alcohol in a dry county without a permit (a class A misdemeanor). She was given a court date of December 18, and her bond was set at $1000.