Fayetteville Drug Bust Nets Marijuana, Pills, $12,500 Cash

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man has been arrested on suspicion of selling large quantities of marijuana from his home.

Matthew Young, 39, was booked into the Washington County Jail on Thursday (March 3), and is facing several charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances with intent to deliver, according to his booking records.

During a search of Young’s residence, detectives found 61 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $12,500 in cash, according to a press release. They also found evidence that Young had a much larger amount of marijuana inside the garage shortly before police served the search warrant.

Detectives found a fishing jacket that had been dumped about 20 feet off a dirt road, which they believe belonged to Young, the release stated.

Police found a Victoria’s Secret bag and a white plastic container inside the jacket, which contained about 487 grams of marijuana, oxycodone, THC edibles, mushrooms, marijuana wax, marijuana hash and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Young’s first court appearance will be Monday (March 7).


1 Comment

  • Mike Haring

    Mr. Young, I hope this convinces you of the dangers and consequences of illegal drug sales. My recommendation for the future is to relocate to Colorado. You have skills that are needed in that job market. Your expertise in growing would increase the tax receipts, assisting the state in funding new schools, additional law enforcement, treatment programs for alcohol abuse and drug education for younger children.
    The Colorado MJ Enforcement Division (MED) will license you, provide training on proper ways to grow and sale, including which pesticides are approved. They provide guidance and oversight for regulated retail sales as well for child-proof packaging which is required in Colorado.
    I must warn you, Denver was rated the #1 best place to live on this very website two days ago.
    Low crime, plentiful jobs being two factors. Fayetteville was just two spots down at #3 so you may not notice much difference. Except the real estate market is far more robust than in NWA. Apartment occupancies are high, available homes for sale are low. This has caused rental rates to be rather high. Although the nation-leading job market and salary offset. Just saying you may want to enter the real estate market or get your license because the RE market is booming post-legalization.

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