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Ramsey resigns from task force

Thursday, August 25, 2005

For the second time in three months the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force has lost a member due to resignation.

Drug Task Force Administrator Danny Ramsey tendered his resignation last week.

"He did a fine job," said 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden. "We're going to miss him."

McSpadden, who serves as the director of the Drug Task Force, said Ramsey quit to pursue other opportunities. He said Ramsey operates a welding business in addition to serving as the Drug Task Force administrator.

"From what I understand he got a substantial contract to do some welding jobs and it required his full attention," McSpadden said.

According to Drug Task Force officials, investigator Afton Fletcher will take Ramsey's place until a permanent replacement is hired.

McSpadden said he had no candidates to replace Ramsey as of press time.

He said he intends to promote someone from within the Drug Task Force to fill Ramsey's job.

Former Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell resigned in May after accepting a position with the Arkansas State Police.

Ramsey served as Drug Task Force administrator for 2 1/2 years.

Ramsey replaced Dale Weaver who was elected Sharp County Sheriff in 2002.

On March 10, 2004, Ramsey lost a finger and severely damaged his hand during a drug raid near Salem.

A distraction device, known as a "flash bang" inadvertently went off is his left hand.

Attempts to contact Ramsey were unsuccessful.

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