JPD: K9 officer sniffs out drugs hidden in TV | Crime
A Jonesboro man faces multiple charges after police say a K9 officer discovered a large amount of drugs hidden inside a TV.
According to the probable cause affidavit, on December 31 the Jonesboro Police Department received a call about possible drug traffic at a home in the 1000-block of Warner.
When officers arrived they found 25-year-old Travis D. Williams sitting on the porch with another man. Officers also reported smelling a “strong odor of marijuana coming from the house.”
After Williams confirmed he lived at the house and that he was on probation, officers conducted a probation search of the house.
During the search, officers found 1.5 ounces of suspected cocaine in Williams’ bedroom along with a “large block of suspected marijuana.”
Officer Erik Johnson and his K9 partner, Gabo, were also brought in to search the home. According to Officer Johnson’s initial police report, Gabo alerted to a large TV. Inside the television officers reportedly found 1.5 pounds of suspected marijuana and a large set of digital scales.
Gabo also alerted on a chair in the living room, according to Officer Johnson's report. Under the cushion, officers reportedly found a loaded Taurus .38 caliber revolver along with suspected marijuana seeds and marijuana residue. Officers also found a 20-gauge shotgun in the living room.
According to the court records, officers found approximately three pounds of marijuana in the house.
Williams was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.
On Monday, January 7, he appeared in District Court where he was charged with:
- Possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver (cocaine)—Class A Felony
- Possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver (marijuana)—Class C Felony
- Possession of drug paraphernalia—Class D Felony
- Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms—Class Y Felony
- Possession of firearms by certain persons—Class D Felony
Williams is due back in court on February 28.