Drugs Found Inside Rape Suspect’s Home

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MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) – Police in Mountainburg said they were hoping to question a man about a rape accusation against him, and when they went inside his home, they found a secret room full of drugs.

"When we were searching the bathroom I found a false wall made to look like there was a window behind it,” Officer Bobby Dean said. “And when I pulled the window shades back, there was no window it was actually a doorway into another room.”

Police said they found five grams of crystal meth, about 20 pills of a controlled substance and just more than an ounce of marijuana, adding up to more than $1,000 at street value.

“Anytime we can get whatever amount of drugs off the street is a good thing. Obviously this guy had obviously been distributing,” Dean said. “That’s one less dealer that we have to look at."

Rex Jones, 35, was arrested without incident Thursday (Jan. 28) night and is being held at the Crawford County Detention Center for a parole hold, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and rape, according to the affidavit.

“The subject has a pretty lengthy criminal record,” Dean said. “He has done time in prison and was just released pretty recently."