Police find 30 pounds of pot in car parked at Chuck E. Cheese | Crime
Police say a man parked at the Chuck E. Cheese didn’t have pizza and game tokens in his car, but 30 pounds of pot.
Terry Otto Atkins, 40, of Parkin was arrested Thursday for felony possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with the purpose to deliver.
According to the police report, Atkins was standing next to a Chevy Impala on the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot, 3400 E. Highland in Jonesboro, when Officer Brett Nolen approached him on the advice of the Second Judicial Drug Task Force (DTF).
Atkins reportedly said he was waiting on a family member to arrive so they could go shopping for school clothes at the mall.
When asked if he had anything illegal in his car “namely guns, drugs or anything of that nature,” Atkins reportedly said “I ain’t got no guns in there.”
Officer Nolen said the response led him to “believe that drugs were possibly contained inside the vehicle.”
After Nolen asked Atkins again if there was illegal contraband, Atkins “paused, remained silent for a brief period…then simply responded yes,” according to the incident report.
A K-9 unit soon arrived on the scene and showed a positive alert on the car.
Officers searched the car and reportedly found 30 pounds of marijuana, valued at $24,000. The pot was hidden in shoe boxes stuffed in plastic bags in the back seat.
Atkins was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a probable cause hearing.
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