2017-10-11 / Front Page

One Arrest Made in Possession of Spice


Spice and money confiscated in traffic stop. Spice and money confiscated in traffic stop. On Monday, October 2, 2017, Colquitt Police Officer Raymond Day was patrolling the area of Highway 91 North and Phillips Street when he observed a red in color SUV drive by with an unrestained driver.

Officer Day turned his patrol vehicle around and fell in behind the vehicle. As the vehicle approached the railroad tracks near Birdsong Peanuts, Officer Day activated his emergency lights and siren, initiating a traffic stop. The vehicle continued to travel west on Highway 91.

Officer Day observed the driver, later identified as Brandon Jones of 414 East Crawford Street, Colquitt, reach into the back seat, before turning left onto Fourth Street where he turned into Sharber Oil.

The officer made contact with Jones who asked if he was stopped because he was speeding. Officer Day explained to him when he passed him he was not wearing a seatbelt and also because of a broken tail light. Jones told the officer he was sorry he was not wearing his seatbelt and that he had gotten stopped the night before because of the tail light.


The Colquitt Police Department is cracking down on the sale of Spice in our community. Pictured above is more of the drug that was recently confiscated. The Colquitt Police Department is cracking down on the sale of Spice in our community. Pictured above is more of the drug that was recently confiscated. Officer Day obtained Jones’ license and told him he was going to run it through dispatch. As he walked back to his patrol vehicle, he turned around and observed Jones looking into the back seat of his vehicle.

Officer Day returned to his vehicle, relayed the information to dispatch and called for the K-9 unit to be en route to his vehicle. Jones was asked if there was anything in the vehicle that was illegal which he replied no.

Jones was asked to step out of his vehicle and walk back to the front of his vehicle. Officer Day asked permission to search his person which he consented to. Only $44.00 in currency was found on his person.

Officer Day asked Jones once again was there anything illegal in the vehicle before the open air search. He also told him that he could possibly help him out if he was honest and just told him if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. Jones again told the officer there was nothing.

Officer Day was told by K-9 Deputy Garison Clenney there was probable cause to search the vehicle. Officer Day and Deputy Clenney began searching the vehicle. On the passenger side back of the floor board, a black in color bag was found containing two bags with a green leafy substance inside of them and a small blue bag. Officer Day collected the evidence and placed Jones under arrest and read him his Miranda Rights.

Jones was charged with seatbelt violation, tail light requirements and possession of a controlled substance schedule 1.

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