Police search turns up meth, marijuana and hydrocodone pills | Crime
An undercover police investigation ended with the arrest of a Jonesboro man.
On Tuesday, August 7, investigators with the Jonesboro Police Department’s PROWL Unit and the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 3000-block of Riggs Road.
Inside they reportedly found 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged in three separate plastic bags, approximately 20 grams of suspected marijuana, 9 suspected hydrocodone pills, a digital scale and $25 of JPD “buy money.”
Officers arrested 52-year-old Jimmy Wayne Rudd who, according to the initial police report, said he “sold a little bit of weed from time to time.” He also reportedly told investigators he sold the hydrocodone for $3 a pill. Rudd told the officers in the past few months he sold about 15 to 20 pills a week.
Rudd was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with the following:
- Possession of a Schedule II substance that is not meth or cocaine with the purpose to deliver—felony
- Possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with the purpose to deliver—felony
- Possession of drug paraphernalia—felony
- Possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with the purpose to deliver—felony
At last report, he was scheduled to appear in District Court on Wednesday, August 8, for a probable cause hearing and to have bond set.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.