A Calico Rock man was arrested Wednesday by Izard County deputies after a home visit by deputies, a correction department parole/probation officer, and an agent of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Jessie Charles Carroll, age 46 of First Street in Calico Rock has been suspected of being a major drug supplier of the area. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the drug bust netted a large quantity of marijuana and some meth along with other drug related items. Numerous felony charges to include possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a class “c” felony; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class “c” felony; possession of a controlled substance near a certain facility, an unclassified felony; unlawfully selling, furnishing , or transporting a controlled substance, a class “c” felony; and use of a communication device in the commission of a felony.
Upon entering Carroll‘s residence, Parole and Probation Officer Josh Morehead located a small plastic baggie located in the hat band of Carroll‘s cap containing a crystalline substance suspected of being methamphetamine. A large zip lock bag was located in a box inside a closet contained a green vegetable leafy material that Carroll said was marijuana. Officers also located another gallon size plastic bag containing three smaller bags of material identified as marijuana. Officers also located numerous items of drug paraphernalia including two syringes, a metal spoon with heavy crystalline residue, a wooden smoking device with burned residue, pipe screens, and propane torch and bottle.
The charge of possession of a controlled substance near a certain facility, that being the Calico Rock Elementary School ,provides for prison enhancement to the other charges in the amount ten years in the department of correction. The charge relating to the use of a communication device in the commission of a felony stems from Carroll having an operating police scanner set to the frequency of the Izard County Sheriff‘s Department.
All of the drugs, drug paraphernalia, and more than $400 of “drug money” was seized during the arrest. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that the arrest and charges of Carroll were the result of a cooperative effort between his department, the Arkansas Department of Correction, and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Carroll remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $100,000 bond.
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2011
POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence
Note: Picture of Carroll provided