A man who was at a Norfolk drug store in the bathroom for an extended time was subsequently arrested for possession of methamphetamine and other charges.
Norfolk Police Chief Bill Mizner said police were called Tuesday at 12:28 p.m. to check on a man who was reported to have been in the public bathroom for at least 20 minutes at Meds and More, 500 S. 13th St.
Police made contact with a man identified as Robert A. Jones, 26, Norfolk. As he exited the bathroom, officers noticed a burning odor coming from the bathroom, Mizner said
When asked what he had been doing, Jones advised he had lit a match. Jones consented to allow officers to look in a draw-string shoe bag lying on the bathroom sink, Mizner said.
Several small baggies containing a white powdery substance were located in the bag. Following further investigation, a glass pipe containing a white powdery substance was located in Jones’ cargo pants pocket, Mizner said.
The white powdery substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Jones was placed under
arrest for possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the Norfolk jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.