Duluth Man Charged with Controlled Substance Possession

Posted at: 10/04/2013 2:50 PM | Updated at: 10/04/2013 3:02 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

A Duluth man faces a drug charge following the execution of a search warrant at a residence Thursday.

According to authorities, police arrested Russell Jones, 37, during while searching a residence on the 1300 block of East Second Street.

They said they found 7.5 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale, $2,350 in cash, a digital sale, more crack cocaine and more drug packaging.

Jones is charged with Second Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, police said.

In August, police said Jones pleaded guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Sale of Crack in a Public Housing Zone, and for trading crack for EBT cards.

They said he was originally scheduled to be sentenced Friday afternoon for those charges.

According to police, Jones also has these prior convictions:

  • 1996 - Carry/Possess Firearm
  • 1997 - Possession of Cocaine
  • 1997 - Possession of Cocaine
  • 1999 - Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
  • 2002 - Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 2004 - Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
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