Wrong number leads to man's arrest on drug charges | Crime
Sorry, wrong number.
That’s what a 35-year-old Walnut Ridge man probably would like to say after he was arrested Wednesday for trying to sell prescription drugs to the wrong person.
A concerned citizen called the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to report that “some guy named Ken Askeland was texting them, trying to sell Xanax,” according to an email from Sheriff Jody Dotson.
While deputies were investigating the report, Dotson said Askeland continued to send texts; including one that reportedly told the receiver to just come to his home because he was too “zanned out” to leave his house.
So deputies got in a truck and went to Askeland’s home.
When they arrived, Askeland came out of the house, Dotson said. But, after seeing they were deputies, he ran back in.
Deputies followed him inside and found him trying to hide the Xanax and some marijuana in a couch, Dotson said.
After a brief struggle, deputies arrested Askeland and took him to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.
He’s charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), delivery of a controlled substance (Xanax), possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and resisting arrest.
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