Guns and “high-grade” drugs found in traffic stop

JONESBORO, Ark. – If they had followed this simple driving law, they probably would never have been arrested on felony drug charges:

If traveling on the inside or outside lane and you turn, you must stay in that same lane. 

In the Jonesboro Police Department incident report, Officer Zachary McQuay reported it happening at 10:31 p.m. Friday night. While he was heading south on Union Street, near Oak, a silver Ford Mustang turned from the outside lane on Union into the inside lane on Oak and then drifted back into the outside lane. Then, the vehicle made a wide right turn by turning partially into the inside lane on Main Street instead of the outside lane closest to the curb. This series led to the traffic stop by the officer.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he reportedly could smell marijuana, leading him to perform a search.

“During the search, I found inside the center console: a black bag containing 39 .25 auto rounds,” McQuay wrote in the report. “I then found inside the glove box: two bags each containing 1.1 oz of high grade marijuana and a silver pistol containing 6 rounds in the magazine. I seized the items.”

The driver, Gary Seth Rose, 22, of Jonesboro, was arrested for felony possession of a schedule VI substance with purpose to deliver and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.

A passenger, Jordan Kyle Thompson, 24, of Jonesboro, was found to have a rolled up $20 bill with cocaine residue on it, the report said. He was charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were taken to Craighead County Detention Center.

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