Parolee back behind bars on drug charges | Crime
A parolee is back behind bars after Jonesboro police say they found several bags of marijuana and crack cocaine in his home.
Antonio Harrell, 21, is charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.
According to the initial police report, officers conducted a parole search of Harrell’s home in the 500-block of Allen Street after receiving “several complaints of drug activity.”
During the initial search, officers reported finding a small baggie of marijuana in a pair of Harrell’s shoes.
Officer Brett Nolan said after he explained the importance of being honest about any contraband in the home, Harrell stood up and “reached into the front of his pants and pulled out a plastic baggie containing 10 individually-wrapped baggies of suspect marijuana.”
At that time Nolan said he retrieved his K9 partner “Mick.” During the K9 search, Nolan said Mick alerted on the television area in the living room. But, when the area was searched, Nolan reported no contraband was discovered.
Officers also reported finding two razor blades wrapped in a paper towel and a box of plastic sandwich bags in the kitchen.
Harrell told police he used the razor blades when he was “messing with crack,” according to the report. Harrell also said he had “possessed crack since he was paroled from prison but was out at this time,” Nolan reported.
When asked where he kept the crack, Harrell reportedly pointed to the back of the TV and told the officer to lift up the sheet the set was sitting on, according to the report.
Underneath the sheet Dolan said he found 8 individually-wrapped suspected rocks of cocaine.
Harrell then led the officer to a rear bedroom and pointed to a shoe box at the top of the closet. Inside the box Dolan reported finding a jar containing 7 grams of suspected marijuana and a set of digital scales.
When asked about another bedroom, Harrell said it was his mother and stepfather’s.
Officers requested and received a search warrant to search the bedroom and found 53 individually-wrapped baggies of suspected crack cocaine, approximately 16 grams, in a pair of shoes inside a shoe box, Dolan reported.
Harrell reportedly told the officer the crack belonged to him and that he kept it in his mother’s room because he knew police could not search her room during a parole search.
Harrell was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.
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