FCSO arrest man on multiple drug charges
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on August 8, 2020 at 2:06 p.m. for a welfare check on a non-responsive citizen in a running vehicle. Once deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with Joshua Sawrie. He was asleep in the vehicle with an unregistered license plate, was wanted for multiple warrants and was in possession of a firearm. Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and seized a firearm, ammunition, an open container of vodka, and drug paraphernalia. Deputies also located a bottle of Trazadone not prescribed to Mr. Sawrie and a zip lock bag with suspected drugs. The contents of the zip lock bag were sent to Arkansas State Crime Lab for drug analysis. Mr. Sawrie was transported to Faulkner County Detention Center Unit 2 for active warrants. He currently remains held in Unit 2 on a $50,000 cash or pro bond for Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, Possession of firearms by certain persons, Possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI drugs, and a fictitious license plate.