Mountain Home businessman arrested on felony drug charges

MOUNTAIN HOME (KATV) - Baxter County deputies arrested a Mountain Home man Wednesday on felony drug charges.

Daniel Patrick Odea was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor drug charges. The 51-year-old owns Central Cycle on Highway 62 West, near the sheriff's office administrative offices.

Odea allegedly contacted David Hall, an inmate in the sheriff's office's work program, about trafficking drugs.

Investigators found methamphetamine in Hall's personal belongings. Deputies said in a press release Odea gave the meth to Hall in exchange for other substances, including marijuana. They believe Odea and Hall knew each other before Hall was taken into custody.

Deputies say they recorded a conversation between Odea and Hall setting up another swap.

Odea is being held at the Baxter County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond. He is due in court October 25.

Hall is expected to be formally charged Thursday. He was in custody on a sentence for manufacturing methamphetamine.