JONESBORO, Ark. – An officer on patrol arrested a man he said had a marijuana blunt and a crack pipe on his person.
At about 2:55 a.m. Friday, Officer Dalton Shannon was on patrol at Bridge and Hoover and nearby. He turned onto Hoover and saw a female quickly walk down the road to a residence and go inside. Then, he said he saw a male, later identified as James Curtis Myles, 41, of Jonesboro, wearing heavy black clothing walking the opposite direction and turning onto Bridge Street. The officer said he looked over his shoulder and put his hands in his pockets. The officer stopped and exited his car.
Myles continued walking as the officer stopped him by shouting for him to stop and come back. The officer said he could smell marijuana on the man and ordered Myles to place his hands on the hood of the patrol car. The subject seemed to repeatedly go for his left pocket, prompting several additional commands from the officer. Myles, however, said he didn’t have anything illegal on him. He told the officer he had smoked weed earlier, but as the officer went to reach for his pocket, the report said he admitted to having several marijuana blunts on him.
A partial blunt was located with marijuana inside. As the officer continued searching, he found a straight glass pipe, metal rod, and small butane torch lighter in his pants pocket. The pipe had burn marks, residue and burned steel wool “Chore Boy” in the end, the report said, consistent with the use of crack cocaine. Myles then stated he had not done anything wrong and was just getting high, the report says. He was arrested.
Because the blunt only had a small amount of marijuana inside, the officer destroyed it, the report said. However, the officer did arrest him for felony possession of drug paraphernalia for the suspected crack pipe and transported him to Craighead County Detention Center.