Man charged after meth found during traffic stop

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A traffic stop due to a faulty headlight ultimately led Independence County authorities to charge a Tuckerman man for possession of methamphetamine.

Independence County Circuit Court records say Dennis Troy Jones, 21, of Tuckerman, was driving his van on north Highway 167 when he was stopped for no left headlight.

A computer check found Jones was wanted in Independence County for a violation of an order of protection. Once Jones was placed in custody by Deputy Sheriff Tye Baxter, a search of Jones’ van turned up meth and drug paraphernalia to use meth, according to court records.

Jones was charged with those two drug-related felonies. He was also found to have been previously convicted of four felonies. As a result, he is being charged as a habitual offender.

A judge set Jones’ bond at $25,000.

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