PPD assigned federal agent in connection to human trafficking offenses

POCAHONTAS - The Pocahontas Police Department announced last week they are partnering with the Department of Homeland Security to have a federal agent with Homeland Security Investigations assigned in Pocahontas on a full time basis.

In a press release issued on July 29, Pocahontas Police Chief David Edington said he is proud of the partnership.

"The addition of this federal agent will not only benefit the Pocahontas Police Department, but the community it serves," Edington said. "With the recent increase in human trafficking offenses nationwide, this will only improve the department's ability to combat different types of crime. The ability to take criminal charges to a federal level could only make this area safer for its residents. This also means when an individual is charged with a federal offense, they could possibly face federal prison time."






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