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10/10/2012

MOUNTAIN HOME BUSINESSMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

Daniel Patrick Odea

David Wayne Hall

Central Cycle
908 Highway 62 West 

Officers serving
search warrant

     A Mountain Home businessman is currently in custody at the Baxter County Detention Center after Sheriff’s Investigators and officers from assisting agencies this morning served a search warrant at Central Cycle, 908 Highway 62 West, in Mountain Home, which is adjacent to the Sheriff’s Administration Offices.

     DANIEL PATRICK ODEA, 51 years of age, is charged with two felony and two misdemeanor drug charges as a result of the investigation and search warrant.

     On Tuesday, October 9th, Detention Center personnel were conducting a search of the housing quarters for the eight Act 309 Work inmates, who are State Inmates in Sheriff’s Office custody that perform various work duties in and around the Sheriff’s Office compound, such as cooking, cleaning, vehicle maintenance and repairs, mowing, and other related duties.  The search was prompted by intelligence gathered during the course of the past several weeks involving contacts initiated by DANIEL ODEA with Act 309 Work Inmate DAVID HALL for the purpose of soliciting drug trafficking activity.   During the search of the housing area, Jailers found a quantity of suspected methamphetamine among the personal belongings of Act 309 Inmate DAVID WAYNE HALL.

     Sheriff’s Investigators ultimately learned that the methamphetamine was provided to DAVID HALL by DANIEL PATRICK ODEA, the owner of Central Cycle next door to the Sheriff’s Office, in exchange for other substances that DAVID HALL had come into possession of, including marijuana.  Investigators also believe that ODEA and HALL had known each other and had business transactions prior to HALL being incarcerated here.  The methamphetamine ultimately entered the area within the Detention Center where the Act 309 inmates are housed.  The 309s are housed within a segregated area of the Detention Center.

     Utilizing information obtained during this investigation, including the prior intelligence information gathered, Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a search warrant from the Circuit Court to search the premises of Central Cycle.  The search warrant was executed at approximately 10:30 this morning.  Under the direction of Investigators, 309 Inmate HALL was sent to the area behind Central Cycle where ODEA made contact with him.  A conversation was recorded between ODEA and HALL setting up a drug transaction involving methamphetamine.  The search warrant was then executed.  During the search, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana was found and seized, as well as drug paraphernalia. 

     DANIEL PATRICK ODEA has been incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center on the following charges:

Delivery of Methamphetamine – Felony
Furnishing Prohibited Articles into the Detention Center – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana) – Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor.

     DANIEL PATRICK ODEA is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond, with an appearance in Circuit Court scheduled for October 25th.

     The Act 309 Work Inmate, 44 year old DAVID WAYNE HALL from Russellville, Arkansas, will also be charged, possibly as early as tomorrow, with criminal offenses related to the same incident.  Those charges will be:

Delivery of Methamphetamine (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Methamphetamine – Felony
Furnishing Prohibited Articles into the Detention Center – Felony
Impairing the Vital Operations of a Public Facility – Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Misdemeanor

    DAVID HALL this afternoon left the Detention Center and was returned to the custody of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, to where he had been previously sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine.

     Agencies assisting the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation and service of the search warrant were the Mountain Home Police Department, Arkansas State Police, 14th Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas Game and Fish.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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