Kinston traffic stop lands man in jail on drug charges twice in three months

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A traffic stop in one Eastern Carolina city on Monday landed the driver in jail on drug charges once again.

Police decided to call a K9 in and the dog indicated there were drugs in the vehicle.

A subsequent search found methamphetamine and a pipe used for smoking drugs.

Police charged 33-year-old Jesse Jones, of Grifton, with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This was the second time in three months that Jones had been arrested by Kinston officers after a stop.

Back in April, he was charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of Schedule I, simple possession of Schedule VI, and possession of drug paraphernalia. after another traffic stop that also happened on West Vernon Avenue.

In that stop, police say they found methamphetamine, psychedelic mushrooms, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.