Man claims to be selling drugs due to job loss in Murfreesboro

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A man and a juvenile were stopped by police for a registration violation on Monday and during the stop, police found evidence of cocaine.

52 Year old Tony O. Jones was stopped with his juvenile passenger on Aspen Avenue Monday afternoon. The arresting officer noticed a white powdery residue on the back seat and carpet of the Ford Explorer. When questioned, Jones said he had just panicked prior to being stopped and threw the substance in the back seat.

During a search of the SUV, police found a jar of cocaine. They also found a small bag of cocaine in his shoe and several pain pills. Jones told police that he is currently selling drugs due to the fact that he lost his job.


DCS was notified due to the juvenile passenger witnessing the reported illegal activity.

Jones was charged with:


  • The Manufacturing or Sale of a Schedule Two Drug
  • Possession of a Schedule Two Drug
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Tampering with Evidence

The John R. Rice Blvd. resident will appear in court on March 8, 2016.


MPD Arrest Report #16-1159

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