LITTLE ROCK — The 25th and final suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock said Thursday.

LITTLE ROCK — The 25th and final suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock said Thursday.


Michael Deshun Dawkins, 27, of Little Rock surrendered to the FBI in Little Rock on Thursday morning, said Cherith Beck, spokeswoman for Christopher Thyer, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.


Twenty-five people are charged in a federal indictment with multiple counts related to alleged distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, as well as weapons possession and money laundering. Authorities said the drug operation was based out of Brewster’s Used Auto and Detail in southwest Little Rock.


All but four of the defendants made first appearances before U.S. Magistrate Joe. J. Volpe on Thursday, Beck said. All pleaded not guilty and received an Oct. 20 trial date. Some have detention hearings set for Monday.