Deputies raid meth house, find original Ku Klux Klan hood

Deputies raid meth house, find original Ku Klux Klan hood

Deputies who raided a meth house in Clayton County also discovered Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia.

Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputies raided a home in Jonesboro Tuesday night and found 6-7 ounces of methamphetamine, scales and drug bags for sale purposes, a gun and thousands of dollars in cash.

John Eric Spencer, 46, was arrested without incident.

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Deputies found something disturbing in a hallway:

"Shadow-boxed and encased within the wall for display was an original Klansman suit approximately 60 to 70 years old," sheriffs wrote.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones talked to neighbors, who said they were shocked and they never thought the suspect would have something like that in his home.

Both a Black neighbor and a Hispanic neighbor of Spencer’s said he was as friendly as they come.

“I’m shocked, I am shocked” a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified said. “I’m thinking, ‘You’re sure that’s the right house?‘”

The neighbor, a Black woman, said Spencer never showed any animosity towards Black people. He even helped her fix her car.

“Something going on with my car or something and he will come right on and fix it,' she said. “He speaks to me. I’ve been going through some medical things. He checks on me, sees if I need anything.”

Another neighbor said it all makes sense after seeing Spencer hang a noose on the street at Halloween.

The rope was still on the property Wednesday.

Spencer faces drug and weapons charges. The Ku Klux Klan display is not illegal.

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