Traffic Stop in Jonesboro Yields Felony Drug Arrest

JONESBORO, Ark. – A routine traffic stop in Jonesboro last week resulted in the arrest of a 38-year-old man on multiple charges, including felony drug possession and an outstanding warrant.

The incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept. 8 at the intersection of East Nettleton Avenue and Caraway Road. Jonesboro Police Officer Heath Loggains stopped a vehicle for a malfunctioning headlight. During the stop, Loggains detected the odor of marijuana, prompting a search of the vehicle. A marijuana one-hitter was discovered, which the arrestee, identified as Cedrick Dewayne James of Jonesboro, allegedly admitted was his.

Upon arrival at the Craighead County Detention Center, officers reportedly found 1.7 grams of methamphetamine on James. Additionally, digital scales with meth residue and a pair of brass knuckles were discovered in his possession.

James was charged with felony possession of drugs and paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, a contempt of court warrant for failure to pay fines, and possessing instruments of a crime for the brass knuckles.

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