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A member of the Goatse Security group involved in the AT&T iPad-flaw hack was arrested after an execution of an FBI search warrant of his home in Arkansas today, according to authorities who spoke with CNET.
Andrew Auernheimer, 24, is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Ark., according to Lt. Anthony Foster with the Washington County Sheriff's office in the state. Drugs were found during the search and execution of the warrant, according to Lt. Mike Perryman with the Fayetteville Police Department. But Perryman failed to disclose what lead to the warrant.
Now Auernheimer faces four felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor possession charge. Included were cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and schedule 2 and 3 pharmaceuticals, said Foster.
Back in March, Auernheimer had also been arrested due to giving a fake name to officers while responding to a parking complaint in Fayetteville, said Perryman.
AT&T had criticized Goatse, but Auernheimer had said that his group wanted to wait until AT&T took care of the problem before actually going public about the issue, wanting to help consumers in the process.
While no court or bond date has been set, a hearing was scheduled for June 18 at the Washington County Circuit Court said Foster.
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