JPD: Dad wanted young daughter to "experience" marijuana | Crime
A Jonesboro man accused of trying to make his young daughter smoke pot said he was just trying to give her experience, according to police.
John B. Pierce, 38, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
According to the initial police report, Pierce was arrested at his home in the 1700-block of Heather Ridge Saturday night after police received a call he was trying to make his young daughter smoke marijuana.
While questioning Pierce, he reportedly pulled a bag containing “numerous boxes of rolling papers” out of his pants pocket. In his other pocket, the officer reported finding two pill bottles containing marijuana.
His daughter also reportedly handed the officer two marijuana cigarettes.
According to the police report, Pierce said he didn’t understand why he was being arrested. “I was trying to experience my daughter,” he’s reported as telling the officer.
Pierce was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was given a court date and a surety bond of $1,665 and a cash-only bond of $770.