Jonesboro woman faces charges after traffic stop

Jonesboro woman faces charges after traffic stop

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A traffic stop for not buckling up ended with a Jonesboro woman locked up in jail.

According to an incident report, a police officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Gee Street and Washington Avenue on Thursday after noticing the passenger in the front seat was not wearing a seat belt.

While the vehicle was pulling to the side of the road, the officer stated a middle passenger, identified as Mary Brown, 57, was moving around and appeared to try to hide something.

The officer said he saw Brown try to give Thomas Smith, another passenger in the vehicle, a black plastic bag when Brown saw him near the intersection.

When the officer walked up to the vehicle, he said Brown was holding a pair of blue jeans and set them on the dash board.

After getting consent to search the vehicle from the driver, all occupants exited the vehicle and Officer Christopher Jefferson and another officer began their search.

While searching the vehicle, Jefferson said the other officer told him he found a black plastic bag wrapped in the jeans Brown was holding.

Inside the bag, they found three used crack pipes inside a cigarette box, and Chore Boy copper scrubbers, according to the incident report.

Brown was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and held for a probable cause hearing for felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Smith was released with a citation.

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