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A parolee from Mountainburg being investigated in connection with felony rape was arrested Thursday after police say they found drugs during a parole search of his residence.

Rex Jones 35, was arrested about 4 p.m. on a felony parole violation and several counts of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.web1_mountainburg-drug-bust-22016129185025409

Among the illicit drugs found were 40 grams of marijuana, 20 prescription pills and five grams of methamphetamine, said Mountainburg Police Chief Vincent Clamser.“(He is a) felon, and just got out of prison five months ago,” Clamser said.

Several baggies labeled for sale, along with several miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items were found with the drugs in a hidden room of Jones’ residence in the 2300 block of U.S. 71 Northwest, according to Mountainburg police.“Officer (Bobby) Dean found a hidden room on the back of the house where the drugs and paraphernalia were located,” Clamser said.web1_mountainburg-drug-bust-12016129185024592

Police were initially at Jones’s residence for a follow-up to a rape investigation, according to the Police Department. He is accused of raping a juvenile girl.

Jones was being held Friday night in the Crawford County Detention Center without bond


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