Sheriff’s Son Suspected Of Selling Pot To Informant
Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck’s son will appear before a circuit court judge Wednesday (May 7th) morning, according to authorities. This, after he was arrested on suspicion of drug charges, according to court documents.
Authorities working with a confidential informant on Monday purchased one ounce of marijuana from Thomas Hollenbeck, the sheriff’s son, court documents state.
Officers then executed a search warrant for Hollenbeck’s residence and found more than four ounces of marijuana, a shotgun, a pistol and items used to grow pot, according to court documents.
Thomas Hollenbeck, 24, was arrested without incident and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center, court documents state.
He faces charges of maintaining a drug-involved premises, possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and delivery of marijuana.
Sheriff Hollenbeck issued the following statement after the arrest was made:
“I authorized the investigation. Our detectives did a great job. Thomas is an adult. He chose his path. I hope this arrest will be the start of his recovery. Until then, Thomas will answer for his crime just as any other person would.”
As of Wednesday morning, authorities say Thomas Hollenbeck is being held behind bars without bond.