A central Iowa man is facing charges in Nebraska after he was pulled over twice in just over two weeks and was found to be in possession of several pounds of marijuana on both occasions. Deb Collins, Public Information Coordinator for the Nebraska State Patrol, says 33-year-old Kevin D. Jones was booked in the Seward County Jail this past Sunday.
A trooper stopped Jones’ Jeep for “following too close” on Interstate 80. “The trooper smelled an odor of marijuana and a probable cause search led to the seizure of 28.7 pounds of marijuana and some hashish,” Collins said. Jones, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, was jailed on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
The run-in with law enforcement followed another incident on December 31 when Jones was pulled over on I-80 near Kearney, Nebraska.
“During that stop, he was stopped for speeding,” Collins said. “He gave the trooper consent to search and the vehicle he was driving then contained 35 pounds of marijuana.”
Jones spent New Year’s Eve in the Buffalo County (Nebraska) Detention Center. Collins said troopers were a bit surprised to run into Jones again this past weekend. “You wouldn’t think that someone who had just been lodged into jail for this type of charge would turn around and attempt to do it again, but it appears he may have,” Collins said.