Flying Possum Leather owner sentenced to two years in prison

Robert “Bob” Walker

Washington County Sheriff

Robert “Bob” Daniel Walker, 65, is set to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge with intent to deliver, NWAOnline reports.

The Class C felony is punishable by up to 10 years, but Circuit Judge William Storey suspended eight years of Walker’s sentence.

Walker was arrested in April and accused of smuggling over 10 pounds of marijuana through FedEx from California.

Brian Lamb, Washington County deputy prosecuting attorney, reportedly said Walker could be released in nine months if he completes a drug treatment program and is paroled.

Walker recently moved to Fayetteville to re-open his brother Bruce’s landmark Dickson Street business, Flying Possum Leather, at a new location on Block Avenue. Bruce died in a fire at the store last March.

According to the report, Walker apologized to Storey and Fayetteville residents and said he hopes to return to the community “as a legal and productive contributor.”