Million dollar bond set for drug charge

Million dollar bond set for drug charge
Josh Jamal Walker, 28, Jonesboro Possession of schedule I or II greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams-felony, tamper with physical evidence-obstruct prosection-felony, fleeing (5/16) (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -Pills were bouncing down the road during a traffic stop in Jonesboro, leading to a man’s arrest this week.

A $1 million bond was set Friday for Joshua Jamal Walker of Jonesboro.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on May 16, an Arkansas State University police officer tried to pull over a driver traveling on Marion Berry for a side headlight being out.

However, court documents said the driver continued to drive, while the officer watched him dumping pills out of a cellophane baggie out the driver’s side window.

The driver, later identified as Walker, finally came to a stop at 315 State Street where he was taken into custody at gunpoint, police said.

The report further stated a visual inspection of the vehicle showed several pills scattered across the inside of the car.

A Jonesboro police officer recovered 20 pills identified as Ecstasy. Large numbers of pills appeared to be crushed by vehicles and could not be recovered.

The pills collected weighed 12.2 grams. Also seized from the car were two cell phones and $521.00.

Walker was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of schedule I or II greater than 10 grams, but less than 200 grams, felony tampering with physical evidence-obstruct prosecution and misdemeanor fleeing.

The judge also set a June 28 court date for Walker in the case.

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