Thomson police officers arrested five people over three days for possessing marijuana.
The unrelated incidents occurred during three routine traffic stops.
During the first incident, which occurred Feb. 4, officers stopped a gold Honda Accord for failing to dim headlights for oncoming traffic. After detecting a strong smell of marijuana in the vehicle, officers searched the vehicle and found a large bag of it under the passenger seat. Marquez Brown, 18, of the 100 block of Rivers Circle; Mariez Hamilton, 20, of the 600 block of Mathews Street; and Traeshtquaneshea Ivey, 17, of the 200 block of
Oneal Avenue; were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
On Feb. 6, officers stopped 21-year-old Jeremy McGahee, of the 900 block of Scotts Drive, for not wearing his seat belt and found that he had what officers believed to be a marijuana wrapper in his pocket and a marijuana cigarette under the seat. He is charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and driving without a seat belt.
Also on Feb. 6, officers stopped a Ford Taurus because of dark window tint. They found marijuana in the pocket of the car’s passenger, Laterrence Burley, 20, of the 200 block of Perdue Circle. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police stopped 23-year-old Monica Jordan of the 4500 block of Glenwood Drive for a defective driver’s side brake light Feb. 4. Officers found what they believe to be cocaine in the car, along with a mirror with powdery white residue on it. Jordan and her passenger, 29-year-old Murrell Birt, of the 3700 block of Tripoli Court, were arrested, and both are charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug related objects.