Former congressional candidate Abel Tomlinson arrested

If you’re one of those who stays glued to the Washington County Detention Center’s online intake report, you probably already know that former Green Party candidate Abel Tomlinson, who ran for Congress against John Boozman in 2008, was arrested Monday night for possession of a controlled substance.

Tomlinson, 29, of Fayetteville is currently out on a $3,500 bond.

Since we first saw his name appear here on our criminal booking page, a few more details have emerged.

Abel Tomlinson

NWAOnline’s Kate Ward is reporting that Tomlinson faces a felony charge in connection with two counts of delivery of 4 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms and that he’s expected to appear in Washington County Circuit Court today.

Yesterday, Ozarks Unbound pointed to the abel tomlinson for congress 2010 (not officially announced) website. In other words, it appears Tomlinson is considering another congressional run.

Tomlinson is a former senator in the UA’s Associated Student Government and was arrested in 2006 after protesting an on-campus speech by Gary “Moses” Bowman.