Man Arrested for Meth Possession After Incidents at Jonesboro Drug Store

JONESBORO, Ark. — A man was arrested for methamphetamine possession following a series of incidents that occurred recently at a drug store in Jonesboro.

The incident took place on July 7 between 11:24 AM and 11:55 AM at Southern Pharmacy, located in the 3000-block of Apache Drive. According to the police report, a male subject entered the store to purchase syringes. However, staff became suspicious when the man went into the bathroom and remained inside for an unusually long period of time. Concerned about the man’s activities, the staff contacted the police.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered that the man had a used glass meth pipe and approximately 0.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession. The estimated street value of the seized substance was around $70, as stated in the report.

The suspect, identified as Joseph Luis Cruz, a 37-year-old resident of Jonesboro listed as homeless, was subsequently arrested on charges of felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held at Craighead County Detention Center, with a bond set at $10,000.

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