Police: Tow truck driver arrested after admitting marijuana was in his vehicle

Police: Tow truck driver arrested after admitting marijuana was in his vehicle

Jamie Jones is charged with trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in controlled substance, leaving the scene of the accident and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 1:42 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Louisville Metro Police officer arrested 42-year-old Jamie Jones after an accident led to the discovery of marijuana and suspected narcotics in the 3710 block of Bonaventure Boulevard.

According to the police report there was an accident on Bonaventure Boulevard, at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, involving a tow truck and the car, a Chevy Impala, it was towing. Police say Jones was driving the tow truck when the Impala fell off and hit a mailbox.

The driver of the tow truck returned to the scene of the accident, after police were at the scene, and police say he admitted to an officer he had marijuana behind the driver’s seat.

The police officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a bag containing a large amount of marijuana along with an electronic scale and numerous sandwich baggies, according to the police report. Police say they also found five baggies containing white powder and suspected narcotics in the middle of the console; a large amount of cash was found in the tow driver’s pocket too.

Jones is charged with trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in controlled substance, leaving the scene of the accident and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. 


 

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