Suspects Arrested on Drug-Related Charges After Traffic Stops in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro man is now facing multiple charges, including a felony for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, following a traffic stop conducted by the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) on September 15.

The incident occurred around 1 PM near the intersection of Hampton and Highland Drive in Jonesboro. Investigator Tyler Williams, a member of the SCU, observed the suspect driving a tan Nissan Altima southbound on Southwest Drive. The officer had prior knowledge that the driver had a suspended driver’s license, providing reasonable grounds for a traffic stop. Additionally, the driver was on parole, granting law enforcement the authority to conduct a search.

During the search, the police discovered approximately 17 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine contained within yellow plastic bags concealed inside a plastic container. The estimated street value of the confiscated narcotics was approximately $600.

The suspect, identified as Anthony McMiller, 43, of Jonesboro, was arrested for felony possession of meth or cocaine with intent to deliver, felony possession of paraphernalia, and driving on a cancelled license, a misdemeanor. He is also being held on a parole violation, jail records show. His bond was set at $100,000.

In a separate incident on the same day, the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) made another significant arrest, this time apprehending a man with an outstanding felony warrant for narcotics possession.

The incident took place before 5 PM on September 15, near the intersection of E. Johnson and State Street. SCU officers observed a white Dodge Challenger traveling westbound with expired tags dating back to March 2023, prompting them to initiate a traffic stop.

During the stop, police uncovered a substantial quantity of narcotics, including 31 grams of marijuana, two psychedelic mushrooms, several unidentified pills, and four fluid ounces of liquid hydrocodone, totaling approximately 113.4 grams of controlled substances.

The suspect, identified as Joshua Ezekial Richardson, 25, of Jonesboro, was taken into custody. Richardson now faces a series of charges, including multiple felony counts for drug possession, misdemeanor drug possession charges, driving with a canceled license, and an outstanding felony warrant.

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