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Man with multiple drug warrants arrested after hiding in basement

A Dickinson man with multiple drug arrest warrants issued against him was arrested while hiding out in a area business basement, Dickinson City Police said.

Police arrested Richard A. Powell after North Dakota State Highway Patrol officers spotted him in his vehicle near Frankie’s gas station, Dickinson Police Lt. Dave Wallace said.

Powell fled on foot to hide in a business’s basement. Police did not immediately release the name of the business. He surrendered himself peacefully after Dickinson Police and K-9 police dogs formed a perimeter around the area, Wallace said.

Dickinson Police were called in at about 5 p.m., Wallace said. Powell surrendered shortly after. Law enforcement took Powell to Southwest Multi-County Correction Center.

Powell, born in 1979, recently had multiple drug-related warrants filed against him in Stark County. He failed to appear in court on May 5 for a preliminary hearing related to driving with a suspended license and possession of methamphetamine charges filed on Jan. 30, according to public documents.

A warrant was also issued against him on Jan. 28 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. In early February, warrants were issued against him for possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to deliver, as well as possession of imitation controlled substances.