Izard County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of a man on drug charges last week. Investigators assisted by Arkansas Community Corrections Offices conducted a home visit at a residence on Pleasent Vally Road in Calico Rock.
Authorities contacted the property owner and resident, identified as Carl Marentette, age 59.
Officers knocked on a door to the home, law enforcement stated the suspect Marentette rushed to a back room and returned a few moments later.
Authorities were allowed inside for the home visit.
When asked why he ran to the backroom, he stated that he had to put on a pair of pants.
Officers then began to search the home.
A clear plastic zip bag containing a white crystalline substance was discovered by authorities.
The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Marentette was charged with felony failure to maintain a drug premise and an enhanced felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $10,000.