Police: Man held on drug charges found hiding on private property

A 40-year-old man with an arrest warrant out of Kansas for drug distribution was found early Thursday hiding on a property in the 2300 block of H Road, allegedly with a large amount of methamphetamine.

Sheriff’s deputies found Mark Dulany in the mother-in-law suite on the property, lying on the floor out of sight from those looking into the residence. The homeowner had earlier called police when he saw Dulany on the property.

According to an arrest affidavit for Dulany, he allegedly told deputies that he was being chased by Kansas law enforcement, and that he earlier swapped his motorcycle for a pickup truck he stole in another part of town.

A search of Dulany allegedly turned up a baggie that contained densely packed white powder, which later tested as methamphetamine. About 64 grams of the drug was in the baggie, deputies wrote.

In addition to drug possession and distribution charges, Dulany faces possible charges of auto theft, trespassing and theft for allegedly stealing the pickup truck the night before his arrest, from a home in the 800 block of River Ranch Court. Homeowners there reported that they found a motorcycle parked at their home, with numerous bags and belongings easily traceable to Dulany. Their pickup truck was missing, except for a .410 single shot shotgun that was left outside of the home. The truck’s owners told deputies that the shotgun is always kept in the truck, and Dulany described to deputies when he was arrested how he left the firearm at the home before taking off in the truck.

Dulany was issued numerous high cash-only bonds in Mesa County court on Friday, including a $150,000 cash-only bond for the warrant out of Kansas for drug distribution, and two $100,000 cash-only bonds in his new Mesa County cases.

His next court date was set for Sept. 19.


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