Investigative Intelligence Leads to West End Drug Bust, LIVINGSTON, October 22, 2010 - On the afternoon of October 20, 2010, Narcotics Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office went to serve an arrest warrant to Jeffery Lemaine Jones, 36, of Moscow. Jones was in a residence in the West End of Livingston located at 820 West Calhoun. When officers arrived and knocked on the door Jones and a female in the house (Sharonda Denise Cooper, 32, of Livingston) were inside the house allegedly trying to hide narcotics. Officers gained access and entered the house by 2 different doors. While inside, officers observed cocaine in the premises. Officers obtained a search warrant and found generous amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, and several thousand dollars in cash. The residence also had 3 vehicles. According to a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous, cars would come and go to the house at all hours day and night. Jeffery Jones was already on federal parole for delivery of cocaine. Jones and Sharonda Cooper were placed under arrest and charged with felony possession of crack cocaine, and felony manufacture and delivery of cocaine and crack cocaine all in a drug free zone (near Timber Creek Elementary and Polk County Christian Academy).
It Gets Worse... As Officers confiscated the three vehicles, one vehicle (a maroon Pontiac sedan) was being driven by Narcotics Detective Randy Turner. As Deputy Turner made a right turn on a nearby road, he was flagged down by Lance Jamell Smith, 30, of Livingston. Apparently, Smith thought the vehicle was being driven by Jeffery Jones. When Deputy Turner pulled up, he observed Smith acting nervous. As it turns out, Smith was in possession of over 2 ounces of marijuana. Lance Smith was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana.
Jeffery Lemaine Jones, 36, of Moscow
Sharonda Denise Cooper, 32, of Livingston
A police line was placed around 820 West Calhoun where Jeffery Jones and Sharonda Cooper were arrested. Detectives found cocaine and crack cocaine inside.
Drugs and other evidence were bagged and sealed by detectives.
Sergeant Howard Smith removes more evidence from the house.
When pedestrian Lance Smith saw this maroon Pontiac, he flagged it down...
...not realizing the vehicle was being driven by a Narcotics Detective. Smith was in possession of more than 2 ounces marijuana. Deputy Mike Nettles (in uniform) and Detective Chris Lima listen as Smith tries to explain...
...but how do you explain away 2 ounces of pot? Deputy Mike Nettles escorts a cuffed Lance Smith to a patrol unit.
The vehicle was towed by Harwood Wrecker Service.
Dogs that live next door witnessed everything.
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