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Salem man charged in drug bust

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Staff Writer

A third man was charged Aug. 17 in connection with a June drug bust.

Roy Madison Hurst, 37, of Salem has been charged with possession of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class D felony.

The charge against Hurst stems from a drug bust at Hurst's home June 16, according to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force investigator Brian Sanderson.

Sanderson said he, Fulton County deputies Brad Shauffler, David Estes and Arkansas State Cpl. Ronnie Stewart conducted a search at Hurst's residence after receiving information that illegal drug manufacture was taking place there.

When law enforcement officials arrived at the Hurst residence, Hurst, Benny Monk and John Rutherford emerged from a shop adjacent to the residence.

Officers asked Hurst for consent to search his property, which he gave, Sanderson said.

Sanderson said officers found a box full of blister packs containing cold pills. Some of the pills were missing.

He said when he asked Hurst about the pills, Hurst admitted that they were going to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Monk and Rutherford have already been charged in connection with this case.

Hurst's bond amount was unavailable at press time. He is slated to appear in Fulton County Circuit Court Sept. 7 for arraignment before Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver.



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