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Deputies arrest man for drugs in Cross Co.

Cleston Lecrey Johnson, 24, Wynne (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Cleston Lecrey Johnson, 24, Wynne (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Cross County Sheriff’s Department arrested one man and seized 17.7 grams of drugs earlier this week.

According to a press release on the sheriff department’s website, Deputy Glenn South was on patrol Wednesday when he noticed a man on a bicycle crossing Union Pacific Railroad private property.

The man reportedly tried to avoid Deputy South by turning and trying to hide.

Deputy South did catch up with the man, identified as Cleston Lecrey Johnson, 24, of Wynne.

Officers Steven Hallmark and Eric Moore from the Wynne Police Department were called to assist Deputy South.

The three officers retraced Johnson’s route and found a small, green, canvas pouch along with the bicycle he was on.

Three plastic baggie corners with approximately 17.7 grams of a “white, powdery substance” was found inside that pouch, according to the press release.

The pouch also had other empty baggies in it, which officer believe was to sell smaller amounts of drugs.

Johnson is charged with felonies for possession with purpose to deliver a counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also charged with misdemeanors for criminal trespassing and fleeing.

His bond was set at $50,000. 

The sheriff's office also recently arrested three people and seized 448 grams of marijuana.

Their Facebook page says they have a "zero tolerance policy" for drugs. 

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