A Smithfield man was incarcerated Monday night under a $250,000 bond after allegedly being caught with marijuana in a car and methamphetamine after being booked into the Johnston County Jail.
Around 7:00pm, a SAFE Team deputy stopped a car in the 4000 block of Highway 70 Business east of Smithfield. A passenger in the car, Lajarvis Marquiz Jones of N. Seventh Street, was reportedly caught with a small amount of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in his possession.
Jones denied having any other drugs in his possession, deputies said.
While being booked into jail, a small bag fell from Jones groin area. He allegedly claimed the bag contained counterfeit methamphetamines. But the substance tested positive for suspected methamphetamines. A total of 8 grams of meth was seized.
Jones was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, marijuana paraphernalia possession, felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance in jail.