Search Warrant Arrest


Gary Brian Cogburn (39 of Umpire, AR.) was arrested on April 16, at his home on De Spain Rd. in Umpire. The Arkansas State Police, the South Central Drug Task Force, and the Howard County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Cogburn’s home where they seized over fifty marijuana plants. There were approximately thirty plants growing inside the home in containers with “grow” lights over the plants. This is what law enforcement refers to as an “indoor grow”. Soil, fertilizer, containers, water, and lights were being used to produce the marijuana from seeds. Officers found approximately twenty more plants growing outside of the house. Also seized were approximately four pounds of processed marijuana in plastic zip-lock bags and trash bags; along with two sets of scales used to measure/weigh drugs, and several firearms, (both long guns and handguns). Typically these plants are capable of producing approximately one pound of processed marijuana per plant.


Cogburn was transported to jail for Possession of Controlled substance, Marijuana with Purpose to Deliver; and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana. Both are felony offenses. A bond has not been set as of this press release. Cogburn will likely appear in Howard County Circuit Court next week for a first appearance or arraignment.



Sheriff, Bryan McJunkins