Man accused of hiding meth in his socks | Crime
A Jonesboro man was arrested on felony drug charges after police say they found meth in his socks.
According to the Jonesboro police report, 29-year-old Matthew Eric Andrews was stopped at 11 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Huntington and Union Avenue for having illegal tint on his Chevy pickup truck.
During the traffic stop, the arresting officer’s K-9 partner reportedly began scratching on the driver’s door. A search of the truck turned up a used hypodermic needle and a plastic pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, according to the report. When asked about the items, Andrews reportedly told the officer “it was his wife’s rig.”
The officer then searched Andrews. While patting down his socks, the officer reported feeling “a bulge” that turned out to be a plastic bag containing .5 gram of suspected methamphetamine (ice).
Andrews was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center. While on the way, the officer said Andrews reported he had another needle in his shoe.
Andrews was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine ice) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also given a warning citation for the illegal tint.
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