TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Florida Man Arrested after Traffic Stop
Date of News Release: 08/26/2013
(Hickory, KY.) -- On August 26, 2013 at 1224 Trooper T. J. Williams stopped a car for speeding on I-24 nine miles east of Eddyville. After a roadside interview, William Dean Jones, 22 years old, of Deland FL admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle. Trooper Williams located the small amount in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. While conducting a probable cause search of the trunk, Trooper Williams located a black backpack that had marijuana residue, digital scales, cash and a loaded .38 caliber pistol. Jones was taken to the Caldwell County Jail charged with speeding, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 oz. firearm enhanced, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is continuing.