JPD finds pot stashed in fast food bag | Crime
Jonesboro police say instead of a burger and fries, they found $1,500 worth of pot hidden inside a McDonald’s bag.
On Monday, officers arrested 30-year-old Antonio Taylor for possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) with the purpose to deliver.
Taylor was arrested after he was stopped for driving on expired tags. While one officer wrote out a citation, another officer deployed her trained narcotics dog.
According to the police report, the dog “repeatedly gave an alert.”
When Taylor was asked if he had been around marijuana, the officers said he admitted to “smoking it earlier.” But, when they asked if he had any in the car, he reportedly told the officers “no.”
After receiving his consent, officers searched Taylor’s car and reportedly found a McDonald’s bag beneath the passenger seat containing 24 ounces of marijuana valued at $1,500.
Taylor’s passenger, an unidentified pregnant woman who complained of contractions, told the officers she didn’t know the marijuana was in the car, according to the police report.
In addition to the possession charges, Taylor was also charged with non-payment of fines.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.