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Man wanted out of Sharp County arrested for drugs in Jonesboro

Anthony Gipson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Anthony Gipson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a man on drug charges Friday who was also wanted out of Sharp County. 

According to a Jonesboro police report, Anthony Gipson, 40, of Jonesboro was wanted in Sharp County on a felony bench warrant.

The Jonesboro Police Department Prowl Unit went to 2000-block of Indian Trails Street, where they believed Gipson to be.

Officers arrived as he was leaving the house in a car driven by Shelby Michelle Smith, 31, of Jonesboro.

The report states that officers saw Gipson leaning forward in what appeared to be an attempt to shove something under his seat as they approached the car.

Gipson was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Smith was also asked to exit the car. Officers noticed her drop a small bag into the seat that appeared to be an illegal narcotic.

She was then arrested. 

An officer searched the vehicle and found what appeared to be meth in a bag under the front passenger seat.

Gipson and Smith were taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

Both were charged with possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams.

Gipson has a hold for Sharp County and his probable cause hearing will be Nov. 16.

To read the full arrest warrant for Gipson from Sharp County, click here.

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