Officers find $8,000 worth of prescription pills during parole search

Officers find $8,000 worth of prescription pills during parole search
Jerrone Griffin (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A parole search at Cedar Heights turned up $8,000 worth of prescription pills, and landed a parolee in jail on numerous felony charges.

Officer Bryan Bailey said he pulled over a car outside of Cedar Heights just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Parolee Jerrone Griffin was a passenger in the car.

"I advised Griffin that I was going to conduct a parole search of his residence and asked him if there was anything illegal inside," Officer Bailey said.

Bailey said Griffin hesitated to respond.

Inside, Bailey found a pipe used to smoke meth and hundreds of prescription pills with an estimated street value of $8,000.

"Griffin stated that his landlord had died and he cleaned his apartment out and had some pills that he got out of here and forgot about them until then," Bailey stated.

Officer Bailey recovered 621 Lyrica, 73 Tramadol, 45 Acetaminophen and Codeine, and 15 Gabapentin.

Griffin faces four felony drug charges.

During a probable cause hearing Friday, Griffin's bond was set at $15,000. His next court date is scheduled for April 20.

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