Traffic stop leads to bust of 52 bags of synthetic marijuana

Tony M. Jones (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Tony M. Jones (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces drug charges after sheriff’s deputies say he was busted with 52 bags of synthetic marijuana.

Tony M. Jones, 46, of Paducah faces charges of failure to or improper signal, trafficking in synthetic drugs 2nd or subsequent offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Paducah man on drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday morning in Paducah.
Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehcile for a traffic infraction on Bridge Street in Paducah on a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Tony Jones of Paducah just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10.

During the stop, McCracken County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Bobi” alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.

Detectives found 52 bags of synthetic marijuana packaged for sale along with $1,050 believed to be proceeds of illegal drug trafficking, according to the sheriff’s office.

Jones has a prior conviction for trafficking in synthetic drugs.

He was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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