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Jonesboro man charged with possession of 210 pounds of marijuana

Danny Ray Williams Jr. (Source: Craighead County Jail) Danny Ray Williams Jr. (Source: Craighead County Jail)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro man was charged with felony possession of marijuana after his arrest Tuesday afternoon, according to documents filed in district court.

According to Jonesboro Police, Danny Ray Williams, 31, of Jonesboro was arrested after officers confiscated more than 200 pounds of marijuana from an apartment and a vehicle.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Jonesboro District Court, officers found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in an apartment at Cedar Park Apartments. Then, officers found more than 60 pounds of the drug inside a blue Tahoe Williams had been driving.

Police said two officers were conducting surveillance on Williams when he opened the back hatch of his blue Chevrolet Tahoe and pulled two large, black bundles and took them inside an apartment building. Before officers could respond to Williams, he went inside another apartment building.

K-9 Officer Flak sniffed around the Tahoe, another vehicle and the apartment and “alerted” to narcotics on all three.

Once officers got a search warrant on the two vehicles and the apartment, they found seven large, black bundles of marijuana, the report stated. Five bundles were found in a closet of a bedroom. The other two bundles were found in the Tahoe.

“The five bundles were wrapped in large amounts of tape, vacuum sealed bags and axle grease,” the report stated.

Williams, who has seven children, said his girlfriend and mother had nothing to do with the drugs. He faces a $15,000 fine and/or six to 30 years in prison if convicted of the drug charge.

Williams appeared before District Judge Keith Blackman Wednesday and was given a $100,000 bond and appointed a public defender. He was ordered to appear in court again Nov. 26, 2014.

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