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Man arrested after police find meth used to help him survive his "strenuous job"

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Clinton Coppock (Source: Jonesboro Police) Clinton Coppock (Source: Jonesboro Police)
Ashley Cook (Source: Jonesboro Police) Ashley Cook (Source: Jonesboro Police)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man was arrested after police found him with meth, something he says helped him survive his "strenuous job."

According to Jonesboro Police, officers were sent to an apartment on the1400 block of West Jefferson Street on a tip that there were several drugs in the home.

When officers arrived, they reportedly saw marijuana pipe, burnt aluminum foil, and empty baggies with white reside inside of them out in plain view.

Police say they also found a meth pipe with residue in it.

Officers then searched several people inside the apartment. According to the police report, they found a white baggie containing meth in Clinton Coppock's pocket.

Coppock reportedly told police that he only used meth "because of his strenuous job and used it as a way to keep him going."

He was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center. He faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

During the search, police learned that one of the people searched had warrants for out of Craighead County. Police took Ashley Cook into custody. She faces charges for those out of town warrants.

The other people in the apartment were advised of their rights and sent on their way.

The apartment's tenant, Debbie Coppock - Clinton's mother,  reportedly told police she was sorry and "totally unaware of what was going on" inside the apartment. 

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