Friday, December 05, 2014

TOP STORY >> Meth busts

Lonoke County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men for possession of methamphetamines in two separate incidents this week.

In the most recent incident, the sheriff’s office helped the Lonoke Police Department on Tuesday by locating and taking Joseph Willis, 33, of Little Rock into custody during a traffic stop. He was a suspect in a domestic battery investigation.

Approximately 60.2 grams of meth, with an estimate street value of $7,000, were found in Willis’ car.

A baggie of “suspected cutting agent” weighing 65.2 grams was also found in the car, according to a news release.

The release explains that a cutting agent “is typically mixed with the narcotic to give the impression that the user is getting more, and it gives the seller more profit for less product.”

Willis was charged with felony possession of meth with the intent to deliver and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

In an unrelated incident on Sunday, Alejandro Monadono, 26, and Rodrigo Esteban, 39, were pulled over.

Approximately 57.2 grams of meth, with an estimated street value of $6,000, was found in the car.

Monadono and Esteban were charged with felony possession of meth with the intent to deliver. They are being held for the Immigration Customs Enforcement Office.