Two men arrested after K-9 unit finds marijuana in trunk

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 20 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Friday, November 20, 2015 10:15:00 AM CST November 20, 2015 in News
By: Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department announced Friday two men were arrested after a K-9 unit found more than a pound of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop Thursday night.

A deputy stopped the car near the intersection of Rangeline Road and Vandiver Drive because of its expired license plates. When the deputy talked to the passengers he could smell a strong marijuana odor.

The deputy called a K-9 unit to the scene. The unit provided a positive hit on the vehicle for controlled substances and the deputies started a search. They found a brick of compressed marijuana wrapped in plastic in the trunk.

The driver of the car, Clyde Jones, 28, was being held on charges of possession, distribution or manufacturing of a controlled substance, and failure to register a motor vehicle. Jones also faces an additional possible charge for possession of a controlled substance inside a correctional facility after deputies found marijuana on him at the jail.

Cleo Willis, 34, was a passenger inside the car. He was being held and awaiting bond to be set on a charge for possession, distribution or manufacturing of a controlled substance.

 

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