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Two men arrested in Jones County on marijuana possession charges

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A routine traffic stop in Jones County led to several marijuana arrests on Tuesday.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department said a deputy discovered Justin Barnes' vehicle had no license plate. After the deputy pulled Barnes over, she detected the smell of marijuana, according to authorities. 

Upon further inspection of the vehicle and a call for back-up, deputies arrested Barnes and his passenger, Marcus Strickland, on charges of possessing more than one ounce of marijuana – as well as possession of beer in a dry county. Barnes was also charged with driving with a suspended driver's license and no tag.

A judge set Barnes' bond at $5,000 and Strickland's bond at $500.

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