JONESBORO — A Florida transplant suspected of drug possession gave contact information associated with a known meth house, a judge said Monday.
“You’re like the fifth person in the last few days that has provided that address. Who all lives there?” District Court Judge David Boling asked.
The residence he listed in the 2300 block of Indian Trails Street was busted by the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, according to previous Sun reporting. Ronald Mashburn, 48, was caught with three LSD tablets during a Monday traffic stop, Jonesboro police reported.
The van was stopped because the owner had a canceled license, the report read. The listed owner, Melissa Malone, 56, of Jonesboro, was not in the vehicle, documents show.
Malone was arrested in June on charges of maintaining a drug premise, delivering drugs, possessing paraphernalia and using a communication device in committing a felony. Prior to that arrest, she was out on five other bonds for drug-related charges, previous reporting indicates.
Police have responded to more than 15 complaints at the residence, with at least seven of them related to drug use. On three occasions, a person overdosed on drugs.
In an April instance, a 50-year-old Hot Springs man “injected too much heroin and became unconscious,” according to an incident report.
“What happened with Miss Malone? She got a $250,000 bond,” Boling asked.
An officer informed him that she was released on bond. Washburn said Malone, himself and about three others live there.
Because the suspect has only lived in Jonesboro for less than five weeks, Boling set a $7,500 cash or surety bond for Mashburn. His next court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 S. Main St., Jonesboro.