Benton County Sheriff’s Office Makes $20,000 Meth Bust

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) - Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office made a $20,000 methamphetamine bust, according to a news release.

The drug bust happened on Dec. 2 when a search warrant was executed at a home in the 12000 block of Annes Way in Rogers, the release states.

A total of 204 grams of meth were confiscated by authorities, according to the release. In addition to the drugs, three handguns, four rifles, two commercial welders (valued at more than $10,000), $2,085 in cash, and a vehicle were also seized during the search, the release states.

Efrain Alaniz, 27 and Gabriela Garcia, 36, both of Rogers were arrested on suspicion of trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of firearms by certain persons, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by receiving, according to the release.

Alaniz was on supervised felony parole and also faces a possible parole violation, the release states. He is also a known gang member in the community, according to the release.

Efrain Alanis-Perea, 55, and Geraldo Perez, 27, both of Rogers were also arrested and face charges of theft by receiving in connection with the stolen welders, the release states.

All four suspects have a scheduled court date of Jan. 12 at 8 a.m., according to the release.

Garcia's bond has been set at $10,000, according to the jail's intake report. Alaniz's bond has been set at $50,000, the intake report states.

Alanis-Perea's bond was set at $2,500, according to jail records. Perez has already bonded out of jail, the intake report states.


  • Ahzz

    Just some more of those “Fine Folks”, Family Oriented from a 3rd World Country, jumping the U.S. southern borders only to work in America. Wonderful job you’re doing Prez. Obooba…. NOT!

  • Adperez

    Just a couple ignorant redneck folk that don’t know shit and open their mouth to closed circumstances not knowing anything smarter to say. These criminals are just a tiny percent of the race. A large quantity of the race are great people. Same as there is bad and good in every race and every culture. Don’t be ignorant.

  • JennJenn

    Oh aren’t there just so many ignorant people in this world. Especially you Americans that just so greatly seem to talk so bad about hispanics. Just because some make some mistakes but oh no if these were white people then yall wouldnt be saying anything. You can’t just all hispanic people just bc of some peoples mistakes. Hispanics are actually great loving people just like any others were no different then you Americans different color skin but same people.

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