Crime

Trying to sell pot, Pulaski man texts police, sheriff's office says

A Pulaski County man unknowingly texted a police officer in an alleged attempt to sell marijuana, a news release from the Pulaski County sheriff's office said Thursday.

The investigation began Tuesday, when Breton W, Jones, 24, of Somerset sent a text message to the cell phone of a relative of an Irvine police officer. The recipient contacted a captain with the Irvine department, who in turn texted back and forth with Jones.

Jones and the officer arranged to meet Wednesday at Shopville Community Park in Pulaski County, the news release said. The Irvine officer then contacted the Pulaski County sheriff's office about the proposed purchase of marijuana.

Detectives with the sheriff's office met with Jones at the park and determined he possessed less than 8 ounces of marijuana and a Suboxone pill, the news release said. Jones resisted arrest and was "physically subdued," the news release said.

He was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in less then 8 ounces of marijuana and resisting arrest, the news release said. He was being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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