Man arrested after jailers find meth, authorities say

Man arrested after jailers find meth, authorities say
Johnny Gutierrez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man already in jail facing drug charges now faces other charges after authorities said he tried to hide meth in a body cavity.

Johnny Jesus Gutierrez of Jonesboro was arrested Feb. 13 after Craighead County detention staff began getting word that Gutierrez had meth and was distributing it to inmates.

According to a probable cause affidavit, jailers went to Gutierrez’s cell to check.

“They advised him to step out for a search and he immediately began fighting with them, dropping his pants and attempting to shove a cellophane baggy of suspected methamphetamine into his buttocks,” the affidavit noted.

However, police were able to locate the meth.

Gutierrez was originally arrested Feb. 11 by ASU police on suspicion of possession of meth with purpose to deliver less than two grams, possession of schedule IV or V with purpose to deliver, possession of schedule VI with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

In the recent case, Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of furnishing prohibited articles and possession of meth or cocaine purpose to deliver greater than two grams but less than 10 grams.

A $100,000 bond was set for Gutierrez, who will appear in court March 22.

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