Man arrested on meth charges following domestic dispute | Crime
Jonesboro police investigating a domestic dispute also say they found the makings of a meth lab.
Around 3:30 Sunday afternoon officers were dispatched to a home in the 1600-block of West Washington. When they arrived, according to the incident report, they found a 39-year-old woman bleeding from the head.
The woman told officers she and her boyfriend, Brandon Ralph Lee, 34, had been arguing about his talking to another woman when the fight turned violent. She said after slapping Lee, he hit and choked her then threw a cell phone at her head, causing a cut to her forehead.
After learning that Lee was on probation, officers reported they asked for and received permission from the home's owner, who was a relative of Lee's, to search the house. According to the incident report, officers found several empty coffee cans with materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Officers arrested Lee and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center. During a search, investigators say they found a "small bag that contained an off-color white rock substance" weighing one gram. According to the report, the substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Lee was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (felony), possession of a controlled substance (felony) and domestic battery III (misdemeanor).
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.