Deputies arrest retiree for selling meth

Deputies arrest retiree for selling meth

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County sheriff's deputies arrested a 67-year-old man on suspicion of selling methamphetamine.

William Larry Mallott of Jonesboro is charged with possession of meth or cocaine with the purpose to deliver greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance less than 4 ounces, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 2:35 a.m. Thursday deputies were talking to a subject in the front yard of a residence on County Road 780 when Mallott walked out of the house, according to the initial incident report.

Knowing Mallott was on felony parole, the deputies told him they needed to perform a parole search on him and the residence.

When asked to empty his pockets, Mallott reportedly tossed 7 grams of methamphetamine ICE wrapped in black electrical tape onto the ground.

Beside the taped ball of meth, deputies said they also found another smaller bag containing approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine and a bag containing suspected marijuana.

Deputies also reported finding a bag containing a 3-gram rock of meth when they patted down Mallott.

The report stated a search of his home turned up numerous plastic bags, 3 more bags of suspected marijuana, digital scales, glass pipes, and a mirror with 2 lines of suspected cocaine "laid out ready for snorting."

Deputies arrested Mallott, who identified himself as "retired," and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

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