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Deputies arrest 3, seize 448 grams of marijuana

Marijuana reportedly seized during traffic stop (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Marijuana reportedly seized during traffic stop (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
Johnelle Weeams (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Johnelle Weeams (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
Ezekiel Green (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Ezekiel Green (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tianna Cotton (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office) Tianna Cotton (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Cross County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people, including a Jonesboro man, after finding a “brick” of marijuana in their car.

While on patrol a deputy noticed a yellow Mustang speeding down Highway 1 North, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

When he ran the license tag number through dispatch, it returned to a yellow Ford Contour.

The deputy stopped the car and asked for the driver’s identification.

While talking with the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Johnelle Weeams of Jonesboro, the deputy reportedly “could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.”

According to the report, Weeams told the deputy they had smoked some earlier.

Upon learning that Weeams’ license had been suspended, the deputy arrested him and called for assistance.

He then asked for identification of the passengers, Ezekiel Green and Tianna Cotton, both 21-year-old residents of Verona, MS.

After confirming that neither passenger had a valid driver’s license, the deputy called for a tow truck.

While conducting a search and inventory of the car, the deputy reportedly found a duffel bag behind the seat containing a “green leafy brick-like form of marijuana” weighing 447.9 grams.

Weeams denied the drugs belonged to him.

All three suspects were arrested and taken to the Cross County Jail where they were charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $25,000 for all three suspects.

Weeams was also charged with driving on suspended driver’s license and fictitious tags.

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