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Tallahassee Police find flakka, stolen gun during patrol

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 09:08:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A proactive patrol in Tallahassee's Southside area lead police to arrest a man for trafficking flakka.

The Tallahassee Police Department arrested Jamar Jones during a proactive patrol Wednesday night.

Around 9:38 p.m., officers saw Jones inside a car at the Leon Arms Apartments and approached him. Due to the odor of marijuana coming from the car, police began trying to collect information from Jones and another female inside the car. 

Before they could finish, however, Jones took off running. He was eventually captured and was searched.

They found more than 13 grams of Alpha-PVP (flakka), a loaded stolen gun, more than $150 in cash, a scale covered in white powdery residue, and a small amount of marijuana on Jones' person.

When they searched the car, they found "shards" of flakka on the drivers seat and on the floorboard.

Due to the amount of flakka found, Jones was charged with trafficking in phenethylamines (10 grams or more).

He was also charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of narcotic equipment, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest without violence.