Arrest made in drug case

Arrest made in drug case

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The search of a vehicle Wednesday night led police to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia during the search of a home, Jonesboro police said Thursday.

Brandi Lynn Jackson of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of possession of schedule VI with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the search Wednesday.

According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, a drug task force agent saw Jackson pop the hood of the vehicle and retrieve a black bag from the passenger side of the engine compartment.

Jackson then shut the hood and went into the apartment on Links Circle, the probable cause affidavit said.

"Investigators with the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit responded to the scene but prior to their arrival, I observed Jackson exit the apartment, empty handed and again leave in the dark SUV," Investigator Brett Nolen said in the probable cause affidavit.

Police then reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the apartment and got a search warrant, the affidavit noted.

However, as the search warrant was being prepared, Jackson pulled back into the parking lot, put the vehicle in reverse and headed out, police said.

Police later pulled over the SUV and arrested Jackson after reportedly finding a small amount of marijuana in the driver side door. The search warrant was then served and police found a pound and a half of marijuana and digital scales in the apartment, police said.

A $10,000 bond was set for Jackson, who will appear in court Jan. 29.

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