Police: Woman’s shopping spree triggers 3 meth arrests | Crime
A Jonesboro woman’s attempts to purchase a key ingredient to make meth led to the arrest of her and two others.
According to Jonesboro police, just after 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Bobbie E. Sietz, 24, bought pseudoephedrine at a local drug store. Less than an hour later, she reportedly tried and failed three times to buy the drug at another local pharmacy.
When the arresting officer stopped the vehicle she was riding in he reported finding Carey W. Peden, 34, of Jonesboro sitting in the backseat, “pretending to be sleeping,” with a BB gun in his hands. Recognizing Peden as a man “known for running from the police,” the officer said he immediately handcuffed Peden.
The officer also detained the driver, 33-year-old Karlos M. Booker of Jonesboro, after learning he was wanted on “possible warrants” and was driving on a suspended license.
While arresting Booker, the officer said he noticed Sietz fidgeting with “various sacks and trash.” He asked her to get out of the car.
A K9 unit from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department arrived and searched the car. According to the police report, the canine officer “alerted on the vehicle.”
When the arresting officer searched the car he reportedly found a “black bag containing a black vial with a baggie of suspected methamphetamine inside” in the floorboard on the driver’s side. The officer also said he found a small bag of marijuana, a glass pipe and multiple syringes.
According to the report, Sietz told the officer she had bought the pseudoephedrine pills for another man in exchange for Clonopin and Xanax. A “distraught” Sietz also reportedly said she would take the officer to a location where “people were cooking meth.”
Sietz was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture (unlawful possession) and no seat belt.
Peden was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Booker was also charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as driving with a suspended license. He was also placed on a parole hold.
Photos provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.