A Perry man faces multiple drug charges after a trespassing investigation by the Perry Police Department led to his home.
Alex Kyle Hanson, 56, of 2620 McKinley St., Perry, was charged with controlled substance violation, first-offense possession of a controlled substance, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and conspiracy to commit a prohibited act by registrant.
The incident began about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of McKinley Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department conducted an investigation in the Candleridge II apartment complex after the manager reported “several issues recently with trespassers,” according to court records.
The officers first “heard a loud commotion in the bathroom area” of one of the apartments, and then the officers heard “a lot of commotion inside” another unit.
As the officers stood outside one of the apartments, they allegedly saw that the people inside the apartment “were using drugs in plain view,” including Hanson, who allegedly held “a clear glass pipe in his hand,” according to court records.
The officers knocked on the door, and Hanson told the officers “that he was not going to open the door,” but he later opened the door and permitted the officers to enter the apartment.
A search of the premises disclosed “several rocks of an off-white hard substance” that Hanson “stated were heroin,” according to court records. The rocks had a combined weight of 4.8 grams.
The search also disclosed 0.8 grams “of a green leafy substance” that field tested positive for marijuana.
The officers received assistance in the investigation from the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.
Hanson is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 27 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.