JPD: Man arrested after officer finds pound of pot in car | Crime
A Paragould man is charged with drug possession after Jonesboro police say they found him with a pound of marijuana.
On Wednesday Officer David Stout stopped a Chevy Impala in 4400-block of East Johnson Avenue after reportedly seeing the car “swerve and cross the white fog line several times.”
While questioning the driver and her passenger, Stout reported he smelled “green (unburnt) marijuana coming from the car.
Stout said the passenger, 34-year-old Justin Judd Hall of Paragould, admitted he had smoked marijuana earlier and he could have gotten it on his clothes.
A K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene and, according to Officer Stout’s initial report, K-9 Officer “Max” showed a “positive alert on the vehicle.”
When Officer Stout searched the car he reportedly found a black trash bag containing a gallon Ziploc bag of a “green leafy substance of suspected marijuana” in the passenger’s side floorboard where Hall had been sitting. According to the report, the bag contained 1.02 pounds of marijuana valued at $800.
After reading the driver and Hall their Miranda rights, Stout said Hall waived his rights and “said that the marijuana was his.”
Hall was arrested and transported to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with felony possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with the purpose to deliver. He is being held pending a Probable Cause hearing.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.