Truck backs into new dispensary, causing ‘major damage’

Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 8:25 PM CDT
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HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Less than three months after it opened, a brand new medical marijuana dispensary suffered a major setback after a truck backed into it.

According to Hardy police, around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, a semi-truck driven by 38-year-old Kevin Derrel Scroggins of Lepanto backed into the Spring River Dispensary, 1418 U.S. Highway 63.

Assistant Police Chief Scott Rose said the truck and trailer suffered minor damage, and the driver was allowed to drive away.

However, on Monday, March 29, a dispensary representative contacted Rose and said a contractor had “assessed the damage and determined that there was major damage not only to the outside but also to the inside of the building.”

Renee Clay-Circle, one of the owners of the building, estimated the total damages equate to around $40,000.

Rose’s report did not provide an estimated cost of the damage.

Despite the damages, the dispensary is still open and operating normally.

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