JPD: Two people, 13 grams of meth in custody | Crime
A search of a Jonesboro home ended with two people and more than 13 grams of meth in police custody.
On Thursday the Jonesboro Police Department’s PROWL Unit arrested 48-year-old Sandra Guffey and 56-year-old Jimmy D. Cocker, both of Jonesboro.
The JPD had reportedly received information that drugs were being sold and used at Guffey’s home in the 200-block of Nettleton.
According to the incident report, because Guffey is on probation she or her property can be searched at any time. Investigators say Guffey admitted she was aware of this and told officers they could search her home.
When officers entered the home to search it, one reportedly saw Cocker slip a dental floss container between a bed and dresser. According to the police report, inside the container were three baggies containing a “white powdery substance suspected to be methamphetamine.”
In the master bedroom, officers reported finding a baggie with a small amount of marijuana inside a dresser drawer.
Guffey and Cocker were arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center. When they arrived at the jail, the arresting officer said he found a baggie containing 12.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine under the passenger seat where Cocker had been sitting.
Police seized a total of 13.6 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $1,300, according to the report.
Cocker was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (meth) with the purpose to deliver. Guffey was charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).
According to the report, the white powder field-tested positive for methamphetamine. It has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further testing. The suspected marijuana was booked into evidence.
Photos provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office