BPD: ‘Disoriented’ man in Walmart parking lot turns out to be previously convicted felon; meth discovered


Batesville Police Department officers were called to the Walmart Supercenter in Batesville yesterday to check on a male subject parked in a handicapped parking space who appeared to be unconscious.

According to court records, BPD Patrolman Chris Rogers said he woke the man, Adam Cole McDaniel (pictured), 35, who appeared to be disoriented and mumbling with slurred speech

Rogers said he could smell the odor of intoxicating beverages coming from the inside of the vehicle. McDaniel told Rogers he was “okay,” just tired. Then, the records report Rogers discovered McDaniel was a parolee from Jonesboro with a search waiver on file.

Officers then searched McDaniel and his vehicle, finding a sunglasses holder containing three plastic baggies of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, and two sets of digital scales in the front seat, the documents said. McDaniel was taken to jail.

The next day he was interviewed by Narcotics investigator Dillon Sallas. During that interview, Sallas said McDaniel informed him that he sold about a quarter-pound of meth a week, saying he intended to sell the meth he had in his vehicle the day he was arrested.

McDaniel is charged in Independence County Circuit Court with possession of a controlled substance, namely meth, with the purpose to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being charged as a habitual offender. McDaniel’s bond was set at $20,000.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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