$1,500 in cocaine found on suspected Jonesboro drug dealer

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JONESBORO, Ark. – The Street Crimes Unit was responsible for the bust of a suspected drug dealer carrying over $1,750 in drugs on Tuesday.

About 7 PM Tuesday night, Investigators Josh Landreth and Michael Talley observed Robert Lance Walker, 35, of Jonesboro, driving his vehicle northbound on Culberhouse. Landreth reported knowing him to have a suspended drivers license and to be on misdemeanor probation through Craighead County. As the officers followed him, they reported he had turned off his headlights (it was already dark) and backed into a driveway. They believed he was trying to evade them.

When officers approached the vehicle in front of the residence, they could see two plastic baggies containing marijuana laying on the center console, Landreth reported. The suspect was ordered to exit the vehicle.

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“When he did he held his hands behind his back,” Landreth reported. “I turned him around and observed that he had picked up one of the bags of marijuana that I observed in the vehicle. It was in his left hand. I observed another baggie in his right hand. I then observed him stuff whatever was in his right hand down the back of his pants. He was then placed under arrest and restrained by handcuffs.”

Five individually wrapped crack rocks were located in a plastic bag down Walker’s pants. A second baggie containing crack cocaine was found in his pants pocket. Officers found two baggies of pot in the vehicle along with a plastic bag that contained eight individually wrapped baggies of powder cocaine, valued at $1,500. It was 15.2 grams of cocaine.

Walker is being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, a felony. He may face multiple counts of this including one for the crack (less than 2 grams) and one for the cocaine (greater than 10 grams). There’s also expected to be a charge for dealing marijuana. There’s also a misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license. Jail records show he’s being held for contempt of court as well.

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Walker was booked into Craighead County Detention Center and remains there as of this publication.

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