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Drug Bust On 1-65 in Marshall County
Posted on January 10, 2013
On Monday afternoon a traffic stop in Marshall County led to a drug arrest by Tennessee State Trooper Phillip Long.
Deonta M. Jones, 24, of Kalamazoo, Michigan., was arrested and transported to the Marshall County jail. He was charged with possession of a schedule-1 drug with intent to sale, possession of a schedule-6 drug with intent to sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. Jones' bond was set at $31,000.
Trooper Long was conducting stationary observation on the northbound side of Interstate 65 when he observed a black Kia Optima traveling 79 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. He stopped the vehicle at mile marker 27.
Trooper Long detected an odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. Jones, the driver, accompanied by two adult females and a male juvenile, told the officer they were traveling from Alabama to Michigan. After noticing suspicious tells, Trooper Long deployed his K-9 Sunny, which alerted to the presence of drugs.
Investigators conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a backpack containing a water bottle with baggies of marijuana and ecstasy. In total, approximately a half ounce of marijuana and a half ounce of ecstasy, along with digital scales were discovered in the vehicle.
Jones was arrested. The two females and the juvenile were released.