Biking in the dark lands man in jail on drug charges | Crime
A bicycle stop ended with a Jonesboro man charged with public intoxication and felony drug possession.
Police arrested 47-year-old Joe Dixon Monday night after stopping him for riding his bicycle without a headlight.
While questioning Dixon, the officer said he could smell “intoxicants on his breath.” When asked if he had been drinking, Dixon told the officer he had “one drink earlier in the night.” According to the police report, Dixon registered .16 on a portable breath test.
Because of the hazardous way he was operating the bicycle, the officer arrested Dixon on a public intoxication charge.
After handcuffing Dixon, the officer searched him and reportedly found beneath his hat a plastic bag containing suspected crack cocaine. While he was being taken to the Craighead County Detention Center Dixon reportedly told the officer he had a “shooter” in his shoe. At the jail the officer reportedly found a glass pipe with a Brillo pad and suspected crack cocaine in Dixon’s right sock.
Dixon was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are felonies. He was also cited for fleeing, public intoxication and no lamps on bicycles.