Registered sex offender found in possession of methamphetamine during meting with police

A level 3 registered sex offender in Izard County racked up more charges after he attended a meeting with authorities while in possession of methamphetamine.

According to an affidavit for arrest for 57-year-old Cavlin McDonald, on Aug. 22, McDonald met with Izard County Sheriff’s Investigator Tyler Webb.

McDonald is a registered sex offender and had failed to update his place of residency as required by law.

During the interview, Webb noted in late February, McDonald signed the sex offender acknowledgment form and as of Aug. 10, had not updated his newest residency.

While speaking with Webb, McDonald stated he believed he had 10 days to file a change of address, rather than the state’s requirement of five days.

Webb pointed out it had been more than ten days since McDonald had provided an update.

McDonald was placed under arrest for failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements.

During a search of his person, Webb discovered a clear baggie containing a white crystalline substance inside McDonald’s wallet.

A cellphone was also seized and placed in evidence along with the white crystalline substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

The cellphone was checked and was not registered to McDonald. 

Arkansas law requires sex offenders register not only their place of residence, but any vehicles, electronic devices capable of communication and more.

As a result, McDonald has been charged with two felony counts of failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements, a class C felony; possession of methamphetamine, a class C felony and an enhancement penalty for being a habitual offender.

Bond for McDonald was set at $20,000. 

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