JPD: Man admits to making meth to help pay ex-wife's rehab

JPD: Man admits to making meth to help pay ex-wife's rehab

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police say a man arrested on drug charges admitted to making meth to sell so his ex-wife would have cash when she went to rehab.

Jonesboro police arrested Lemuel Brent Lewis, 40, early Friday morning on suspicion of possession of meth or cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a probation search of a "well-known drug house on Vine Street," Officer Bryan Bailey reported finding a set of digital scales, a box of nylon gloves, match strips, and a used syringe.

Bailey also stated he found a syringe containing 0.5 ml of suspected liquid methamphetamine.

According to the initial incident report, Lewis "voluntarily stated that the items were all his and that nobody knew he had them."

After being read his Miranda rights, Lewis reportedly told the officer his "ex-wife was supposed to leave for rehab so he knew she needed money and was going to cook a batch of meth."

Bailey took Lewis to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

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