Improper tag turns into felony drug bust, outstanding warrant

Published 6:18 pm Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A traffic stop for an improper license plate turned into a drug bust Monday evening on Clay Street.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said around 6:30 p.m. Monday, Deputy Dustin Keys pulled over a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Shonnoe Jordan, 35, because it was displaying a pick-up tag.

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“As Deputy Keys approached the vehicle he could smell green marijuana,” Pace said. “He recovered approximately 15 grams of marijuana under the driver’s front seat and another approximately 85 grams of marijuana in a shoe on the back floorboard.”

Pace said the total weight was about 3 grams and a set of scales used to weigh the drug was also found. Jordan was arrested and is charged with operating a switched tag, no driver’s license, no proof of insurance and felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

He was given a $5,000 bond for the drug charge and a $1,000 bond for the traffic charges in Justice Court, Pace said, but he will remain in jail after a previous warrant was found after his arrest.

“Just when he thought he was having a bad day, when they ran his name they got a hit,” Pace said. “He has an outstanding burglary warrant from 2014 from the Warren County Circuit Court. Even though he has bail set on those charges, he is not eligible to post bail. He has a no bond detainer placed on him.”