• Dennis McCaslin

Pope County drug suspect posts $200,000 commercial bond on Failure to Appear charge

A 37-year-old Russellville man who was the subject of a warrant issued on November 20 was arrested this week and released on a $200,000 commercial bond after failing to appear to answer to drug charges in the Fifth Circuit Division 1 court in Pope County.

Arley Hurst Jr., who had bonded out previously for $30,000 and $75, 000 respectively for drug-related arrests in August and September of this year faces three counts total of Felony Delivery of Meth of Cocaine, according to information from Arkansas Court Connect.

Court Cpnnect also lists a 2004 conviction for Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substance which triggered a revocation for a previous crime and resulted i a 72-motnth imposed sentenced in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with another 36-months suspended and pro-probation at that time.

Delivery of Methampphetamine or Cocaine is a Class B Felony in the state of Arkansas, punishable by 5-20 years in the ADC and up to a $15,000 fine ion each count.

Hurst faces his next court date on the drug and failure to appear charges on December 15.

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