• Arkansas man hides in chicken coop while facing multiple drug charges

    By: Courtney Mickens

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    CROSS COUNTY, Ark. - An Arkansas man is facing multiple drug charges after investigators say he was hiding in a chicken coop.

    Cross County deputies were patrolling the 100 block of Hickory Ridge when they saw a man walking in the yard of a residence on Tuesday.

    Deputies determined the suspect was Dustin Manues. Manues has multiple outstanding felony warrants in St. Francis County.


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    He fled the scene on foot, but was later found hiding in a chicken coop in a neighboring residence.

    Maneus was possessing 51 grams of meth and a loaded handgun when he was arrested. He was taken to the Cross County Jail.

    He was later taken to the St. Francis County Jail for his outstanding warrants. A hold was also placed with Cross County for his charges he gained that day.

    The Cross County Sheriff's Office also seized $300 and a Honda Accord during his arrest.

    Here are the charges Dustin Manues are facing -

    • Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms (Class Y Felony)
    • Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance "meth" with Purpose to Deliver ( Class A Felony)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X2 (Class B Felony)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X2 (Class D Felony)
    • Possession of Firearm By Certain Person X2(Class D Felony)
    • Fleeing on Foot (Class C Misd.)

     

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