The following press release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On November 25, 2017, at approximately 8:15 PM, a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy encountered Dustan Dee Barnard at the Big D on Hwy 64 West. The deputy knew Barnard to have warrants and placed him under arrest.
Sheriff Davis said while the deputy was searching Barnard, Barnard pushed pass the deputy and attempted to flee. After a brief chase behind the building, Barnard fell into some bushes. Another deputy had arrived at this point and they got Barnard under control and placed him in a patrol car.
During a search of Barnard’s property more than 19 grams of methamphetamine was discovered, along with some marijuana, and scales.
Barnard was arrested and charged with Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Jail, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, and Resisting Public Officer. He was also served a warrant for Misdemeanor Larceny.
At the time of this release he had already made a $12,500 bond and has a December 11, 2017 court date.
Sheriff Davis said this is another example of something that was seemingly “routine” that turned out to be something big and got more drugs off the streets.
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