Taneytown pair charged with drug possession

December 27, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Members of the Carroll County Task Force aided by Baxter, one of their two drug-sniffing dogs, arrested two people and seized 2 ounces of marijuana in a car east of Taneytown about 9 p.m. Wednesday, police reported.

Sgt. John Burton of the task force said the unit received a tip that a Taneytown couple would be transporting the drugs from )) their home to the Westminster area.

Ronald Lee Jones Jr. and Deborah Ann Jones, both 23, of the 500 block of Daisy Drive, were in their 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier when police stopped them on Route 140 at Mayberry Road.

Baxter sniffed around the car and seized Mrs. Jones' purse, which she dropped from her lap to the floor of the vehicle, police said.

The marijuana, which filled two sandwich-size plastic bags, was found in the purse, according to the police report.

The Joneses were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute. Bail was set at $10,000 for Ronald Jones.

No bail figure was available for Deborah Jones.

Tfc. Donald Grimes, who has been investigating the Taneytown couple for about six months, seized the automobile for possible forfeiture if it was being used to transport drugs, police reported.

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