Son Of Arkansas Governor Arrested For Drugs At Hangout Music Festival

The son of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was arrested at the Hangout Music Festival on Saturday night.

Asa William Hutchinson III is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance following his arrest by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office at Hangout.

Sources tell News 5’s Debbie Williams that Hutchinson was found with “Molly” and ecstasy.

Hutchinson was wearing a sweatshirt around his waist and was spotted by Baldwin County Sheriff Deputies.  Hutchinson was asked to give up anything illegal and handed over a flask filled with liquor.

The deputies proceeded to pat down Hutchinson. “In his front waistband was a small baggie containing controlled substances,” according to Major Anthony Lowery with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Officers found 2 capsules of “Molly” and 4 capsules of ecstasy.

“He was very compliant,” added Lowery.  “He would not say where the drugs had come from. He said it must be some type of mistake.”

Hutchinson spent about 8-and-a-half hours in the Baldwin County Jail on Saturday night. He was released on a $5,000 bond around 3:50am on Sunday.  He flew in and out of the area on a private plane.

Hutchinson is no stranger to trouble with the law. According to the Arkansas Times, Hutchinson was arrested for DWI in January after he allegedly dozed off at the wheel and crashed from alcohol consumption. The DWI arrest was Hutchinson’s third in his home state of Arkansas.

A total of 151 arrests were made at this weekend at the Hangout Music Festival, including the arrest of Hutchinson. That’s up from last year when 113 arrests were made.

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