Flying Possum owner, two others face felony drug charges

Bob Walker

James Walker


Flying Possum Leather owner Robert (Bob) Walker, 64, was arrested earlier this week, and faces felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Walker’s son, James Wallace Walker, 32, of Mendocino, Calif. and Aimee Clark, 24, of Fayetteville, were also arrested on the same charges.

According to several reports, FedEx workers in Springdale called police on Monday to identify a suspicious package. Police obtained a warrant, searched the package, and found that it contained 10.75 pounds of marijuana. Undercover officers then delivered the package to Clark’s residence on South College Avenue.

Reports indicate police arrested Robert and James Walker when the men picked up the package Monday evening.

Both James and Robert Walker were released on $3,500 bond. Clark was released on her own recognizance.

Bob Walker recently moved to Fayetteville from California to re-open his brother Bruce’s landmark business, Flying Possum Leather. Bruce died in a fire at the store last March.

Walker relocated the shop to Block Avenue, and officially opened last Friday.