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Police make drug arrest during Brown Thursday

Charles Colby Hammon (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office) Charles Colby Hammon (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT)- The Newport Police Department managed to snag a drug arrest during the chaos of  Thanksgiving holiday shopping.

Around 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, police said a Walmart employee was pushed to the floor by a crowd who was trying to purchase headphones. The employee had minor injuries and no arrests were made.

In an unrelated incident, officers noticed Charles "Colby" Hammon, 25, in Walmart who had an active felony warrant for his arrest. Hammon was arrested and 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and a digital scale were found in his possession.

He is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center where he is expected to be charged with possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

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