Traffic stop yields half a pound of pot - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Traffic stop yields half a pound of pot

Lawrence Jenkins (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department) Lawrence Jenkins (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A traffic stop over a broken tail light turned up more than a half a pound of pot.

Jonesboro police pulled over a car driven by Lawrence Jenkins in the early morning hours of Friday, June 23 due to the vehicle having a busted tail light.

When the officer made contact with Jenkins, he told them he didn’t have a driver’s license because it was suspended.

“I asked Jenkins if he had any weapons or drugs in the vehicle, and he starting [sic] reaching between his legs into the floorboard,” a probable cause affidavit states. “I told him to stop reaching and keeps [sic] his hands where I could see them.”

The officer ordered Jenkins out of the car, at which time Jenkins allegedly told police there was marijuana in the car.

In the floorboard of the driver’s seat, officers found a plastic grocery bag with “a large chunk of a compressed green leafy substance” inside.

Officers also found two small plastic baggies with suspected marijuana inside and a handheld scale.

In total, officers state the marijuana weighed nine ounces.

Jenkins was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

Friday, a judge found probable cause to charge him with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Slideshow: May 20 storms

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:27:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:08:04 GMT
    A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)
    A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)A severe storm moved through Lawrence County Sunday south of Hoxie, looking south on Highway 91. (Source: Hatton Weeks via Twitter)

    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

    A series of storms pushed heavy rains, winds and hail into Region 8 Sunday afternoon. 

  • Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Man arrested in Randolph County hit and run

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:59:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:01:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

    Authorities have one person in custody in connection with a hit and run incident involving a vehicle and a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Randolph County. 

  • May 22 Primary Voter Guide

    May 22 Primary Voter Guide

    Sunday, May 6 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-06 19:02:56 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:35:28 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Voters will head to the polls May 22 to decide a variety of federal, state and local races, not to mention a pair of sales tax proposals.

    Voters will head to the polls May 22 to decide a variety of federal, state and local races, not to mention a pair of sales tax proposals.

Powered by Frankly