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Accused 'deadbeat' faces drug, weapons charges

DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- Police went to a home to arrest a man for owing child support but now that man faces drugs and weapons charges.

Police arrested Ashley Nickens at his South Front Street home on Tuesday.

Nickens was wanted on three outstanding child support warrants.

According to the police, officers found weapons, including a loaded handgun, and nearly 40 bags of marijuana ready for sale.

Nickens is currently being held in the Cass County Jail on possession and manufacturing charges in addition to the weapons charges.

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