Accused meth dealer appears in Texarkana federal court


A De Queen, Ark., man who allegedly sold methamphetamine from his home appeared before a federal judge in Texarkana last week.

Randy Terrell Hayes, 30, is accused in a federal criminal complaint of making sales of meth May 30 and June 1 to an undercover source working with the FBI, Arkansas State Police and South Central Drug Task Force. The complaint alleges Hayes agreed to sell the undercover approximately 20 grams of meth May 30 for $650. After conducting the sale in the driveway of his home in the 600 block of De Queen Ave. in De Queen, a “hand tied bag and torn purple latex glove” containing meth with a weight of 17.4 grams was allegedly collected as evidence.

Hayes allegedly made another sale from his driveway June 1. In exchange for $550, Hayes allegedly agreed to sell approximately 14 grams. A hand tied bag containing approximately 14.2 grams of methamphetamine was allegedly collected that date.

Hayes appeared before U.S. District Judge Barry Bryant in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas Aug. 24, the day after he was arrested on the criminal complaint. Bryant appointed Texarkana attorney Craig Henry to represent Hayes. The government filed a motion seeking detention for Hayes which notes that Hayes has previous felony convictions. Henry waived the issue of detention and Bryant ordered Hayes remain in federal custody. He is currently being held in the Miller County jail.

State court records show Hayes has a pending felony case in Sevier County for delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine or cocaine, which is punishable by 10 to 40 years or life in prison and a fine up to $25,000.

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