JPD: Two arrested during traffic stop face drug charges

William Duckworth (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
William Duckworth (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
Adam Walls (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
Adam Walls (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Two men were arrested in Jonesboro Monday afternoon for drug charges after they were pulled over for a brake light out.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, officers pulled over a blue Jeep Cherokee shortly before 6:00 p.m., on the intersection of Marion Berry Expressway and Aggie road.

Officers said when they approached the car, they began to smell marijuana. When they asked the driver for an ID, the driver handed them one with the name Adrian Lemons on it. The driver told police he was Lemons but gave the wrong date of birth.

A second officer was called and was briefed on the smell of marijuana. The driver and Adam Walls, 28, were both asked to step out of the vehicle for a search.

While police searched the driver, they found a small bag of suspected marijuana in the floorboard of the driver seat. When the officers searched the Walls they felt something inside his boxers. In the police report, officers said they pulled on the elastic part of his boxers and another plastic bag with suspected marijuana fell out.

Officers then found a credit card on the driver with the name William Duckworth. After running it through dispatch, it was confirmed the driver was Duckworth.

Dispatch also told police the 31 year old of Kennett, Missouri had a suspended license and had confirmed warrants with both Jonesboro Police and the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office.

When dispatch ran Walls' name they found he was on parole.

Jonesboro police seized the vehicle and both Duckworth and Walls were transported to the Craighead County Detention Center.

Duckworth was cited for driving with a suspended license, obstructing governmental operations, nonpayment of a fine. He is being held on a $950 surety bond and a $1,030 cash bond. Duckworth is also being held in lieu of a probable cause hearing for a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance.

Walls was cited for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was left in custody for a $2,000 surety bond and is being held on a parole violation.

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