Fulton County man charged with maintaining drug premises near church

A Fulton County man, 21-year-old Logan Phelps of Salem, has been arrested and charged with three felony drug offenses. The arrest follows a home visit November 7th by the Arkansas Department of Community Correction and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

According to the probable cause affidavit, when the Community Correction officer asked Phelps if there was anything illegal in the residence, he replied no, even though a box with drugs and drug paraphernalia were in plain sight.

With Phelps on active supervision and with a search waiver on file, officers then conducted a search, locating other drug paraphernalia, including items under a mattress. A clear liquid substance and a syringe discovered in the search field tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

With Phelps' residence located within 1,000 feet of a church, he was charged with a felony count of maintaining a drug premises within a drug-free zone. In addition, he faces felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia, along with one misdemeanor offense.

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