Man arrested after officer finds cocaine in truck

Aaron Clark (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
Aaron Clark (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man was arrested after police found him high on drugs and found several drugs in his truck Monday night.

According to the police report, an officer was called out just before midnight to the 600-block of Warner Street in Jonesboro over a suspicious truck. Officer Heath Loggains said he found 21-year-old Aaron W. Clark in the truck parked outside a home.

Officer Loggains said when he came up to the truck, he noticed Clark could not sit still and was "scratching his body" and couldn't concentrate on anything for very long. Clark reportedly told the officer that he was waiting for a friend who went into a home across the street.

The officer told Clark he could smell marijuana, but Clark assured the officer that he did "not do drugs anymore and that he was not high." According to the report, he also said there were no drugs in his truck.

That, however, turned out to be false. Officer Loggains said he found marijuana, suspected cocaine, and a syringe when he searched the truck.

Clark was arrested and taken to the Jonesboro Justice Complex. There the officers searched him and performed standard drug tests. Officer Loggains says he had trouble walking a straight line and refused a blood test. Clark also reportedly had a "white substance" on his tongue.

Clark is charged with the following:

-possession of meth or cocaine
            -possession or use of drug paraphernalia
            -No proof of liability insurance
            -seatbelt use required
            -refusal to submit

During the investigation, police also learned the license plates on the truck didn't match the description. He's also charged with fictitious tags.

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