Man swallows methamphetamine; arrested with two others

Man swallows methamphetamine; arrested with two others
Jessica Leigh McDonald (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
Jessica Leigh McDonald (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested three people on several charges after a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon.

According to the incident report, an officer stopped a tan Ford Explorer around 4:35 p.m. near the intersection of Caraway Road and Race Street in the Kirin restaurant parking lot. The officer stated the driver, Rayvan Rundel, did not use a proper turn signal when she was turning into the parking lot.

The officer saw a black male in the back seat of the car, later identified as 37-year-old Little Joe Wilson, put something in his mouth. When the officer asked Wilson to open his mouth, he saw a bag of methamphetamine. The officer tried to stop Wilson from swallowing the bag, but he swallowed it anyways.

The officer arrested Wilson and put him in his police vehicle.

Rundel gave officers permission to search the vehicle. A cup was found in the back seat cup holder that had two plastic baggies. One bag had marijuana and the other had suspected methamphetamine in it.

Police arrested the front seat passenger, Jessica McDonald, 31, on a felony bench warrant with the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Another back seat passenger, Amber Mansfield, 31, was arrested too after she gave the officer a false name.

Rundel was let go on a verbal warning.

The officer took Wilson, McDonald, and Mansfield to the Craighead County Detention Center.

Wilson was taken to St. Benards Medical Center to be cleared by medical staff before being taken to the CCDC. Wilson did not let medical staff pump his stomach. He was then taken to CCDC and left in their custody in lieu of a probable cause hearing for possession of meth or cocaine, drug possession, and tampering with physical evidence.

Mansfield was given a citation for obstruction of governmental operations and non-payment of fines. She was given a court date of August 1. She was left in the custody of the CCDC in lieu of a $525 surety bond and a $1,190 cash bond.

McDonald was left in the custody of CCDC to await extradition from Greene County Sheriff's Office.

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