Suspect: That's not crack, but BC Powder | Crime
Jonesboro police arrested three men Monday on drug charges, including one man who told police he didn't have crack but BC Powder and another who they say tried to eat the evidence.
Adrian B. Campbell, 27, of Jonesboro was charged with tampering with physical evidence and a parole violation following a traffic stop on Belt Street.
While searching Campbell, one officer ordered him to open his mouth. The officer said he “could see that there was marijuana all over his tongue. There was also marijuana stuck in his teeth and on his lips.”
Campbell denied eating the pot, but the officers reported “it was obvious that he had because he was still trying to swallow it.”
In an unrelated case, Charles Edward Jones, 47, of Jonesboro was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police reportedly saw him riding his bicycle into oncoming traffic.
During a search of Jones the officer said he found “four small plastic corner bags with a white rocklike substance. According to the police report, the substance tested positive for crack cocaine.
Jones denied the bags contained any illegal substance. Instead, he reportedly told the officer it was BC Powder.
In a third arrest Monday, Thomas Michael Wende, 22, of Jonesboro was arrested on drug charges after police were dispatched to a fight in the 1300-block of Dupwe.
While responding to the call, the officer reported seeing Wende on West Nettleton Avenue and stopped him.
Knowing of Wende’s probation and “past criminal history of possession of controlled substances,” the officer said he searched Wende and found a baggie containing 7.5 grams of marijuana, rolling papers, a cigar and a set of scales.
Wende was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. He was also charged felony probation violation.
Photos provided by Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.