JONESBORO — A visit to a local motel produced two arrests for drug task force agents.
Agent Chris Jefferson of the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force said he learned Saturday a woman who was on parole was staying with a man at the motel.
Under terms of parole, no warrant is required for police to perform a search.
As a result of that search, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause Monday to charge Amber Lee Mansfield, 36, listed as homeless, with three felonies and two misdemeanors: possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and alprazolam. He set bond at $3,500. He set bond at $2,500 for Jammie Heath Dorton, 48, of Jonesboro, after finding probable cause to charge him with both possession of meth and cocaine.
In an unrelated case, police went to a the home of Matthew Scott Shipman, 33, of Jonesboro, to serve an arrest warrant and reported finding three separate bags of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana, as well as a digital scale with drug residue.
Boling found probable cause to charge Shipman with felony possession of meth with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $25,000.
Officers used stops for traffic infractions to make numerous other felony drug arrests over the weekend, including one early Monday for a defective license plate light.
Agent Jeremy Parnell said Augustus Peters, 34, of Jonesboro, was unable to produce a driver’s license, and acknowledged his license was suspended. His passenger Denielle L. Pease, 34, also of Jonesboro, was on probation. Police reported finding 3.06 grams of methamphetamine, some marijuana and several small plastic bags traditionally used to package drugs for sale.
Boling found probable cause to charge both Pease and Peters with possession of meth with the purpose to deliver, possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He set bond at $7,500 for Peters and $3,500 for Pease.
The judge also found probable cause for charges and set bonds for the following:
Monte Duane Markum, 46, of Jonesboro, served a warrant charging him with possession of ecstasy, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia and new charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia incident to his arrest on the warrant; bond set at $2,500 and $3,500, respectively.
Kevin Wayne McDole, 41, of Jonesboro, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia; $5,000 bond.
Lorie A. Brannen, 39, of Jonesboro, possession of meth with the purpose to deliver, possession of two quantities of Adderall with the purpose to deliver and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; $50,000 bond.
Cedric McClinton, 38, of Helena-West Helena, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia; $10,000 bond.
Kevin Jones, 39, of Jonesboro, possession of meth and tampering with physical evidence, plus misdemeanor resisting arrest and pubic intoxication; $2,500 bond.
Perry Dewayne Jones, 55, of Jonesboro, felon in possession of a firearm; posted $1,500 bond.
David Ray Sykes, 48, felon in possession of a firearm; $25,000 bond.