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Couple arrested on felony drug charges

Richard Burger (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Richard Burger (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
Danyelle Astry (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Danyelle Astry (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) – Investigators say a Mountain Home couple sold morphine to the wrong person.

Richard Charles Burger, 37, and Danyelle Nicole Astry, 33, were arrested Wednesday, March 26, on felony drug charges.

According to Baxter County Sheriff's investigators, on January 23 the couple sold ten morphine pills for $200 to an undercover informant.

The transaction at their home was reportedly monitored and recorded by officers with the sheriff's office and the Fourteenth Judicial Drug Task Force.

Sheriff John Montgomery said the couple's 7th Street home is located within 1,000 feet of the Eastside Baptist Church, which allowed for an enhanced penalty.

On Wednesday officers with his office and the Mountain Home Police Department went to the couple's home and arrested them.

Burger was charged with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, unlawful use of communications device, proximity to certain facilities (church), and parole violation. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 on the drug charges and a hold without bond for the parole violation. He is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Thursday to answer the charges.

Astry was charged with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance and proximity to certain facilities (church). Her bond was set at $10,000. She was also scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Thursday.

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