JPD's PROWL Unit gets thousands of dollars of drugs off streets

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It started as a routine traffic stop by Jonesboro Police officer and PROWL Unit member, Jason Cook.

"He made an improper lane change, then I stopped him.   He seemed very very nervous," said officer Cook.

Police say a K-9 sniffed the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics.  A search ensued and that's when a stop that started  routine, took a turn.

"We had never seen "blue ice" before," said Cook.

Police say they found two plastic baggies of this methamphetamine or "blue ice" behind the car stereo.  Cook says they knew it was ice--but had never seen it this color.

"Naturally, we're going to start researching to see where it's coming from because it's definitely not been seen here far as I know of," said Cook.

Cook says through his online research, he found it was more popular on the west coast, and had also been reportedly seen as close as Kansas City.

"As far as we can find, it just seems that maybe that's the trademark of this meth cook made it blue or it could be a number of things," said Cook.

Police say they recovered about 58 grams of the meth or "blue ice".  Cook estimates the value to be at around 58 hundred dollars.  Police say the driver of the car, Donnie Darnell Dennis of Palm Desert California has been charged with the crime and a bond was set at 500 thousand dollars.

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