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McCormick hands stash to his mother
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A man who had his mom hold his stash when he was pulled over for driving without a license has been released on time served.
The driver, Jonathan K. McCormick, 30, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of possession of drugs. He was given an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence and must pay $750 plus costs and perform 25 hours public service work.
His sentence comes after he was pulled over New Year’s Eve for speeding on Smithville Highway. The officer found McCormick was driving on a suspended license, his license pulled for failing to pay an outstanding ticket from DeKalb County.
“After becoming suspicious of his actions, I asked consent to search his person,” said McMinnville police officer Jared Jacobs, revealing the search of his person netted an unmarked pill which field tested positive for MDMA, or what is commonly known as ecstasy.
It was during the search officer Jacobs discovered the suspect’s mother was holding her son’s stash.
“Mr. McCormick’s mother inside the vehicle also had a baggie with three needles and two cut straws in her possession,” Jacobs said in his warrant against the driver. “He had given them to her at the time of the traffic stop to hold for him.”
There are no charges on file against McCormick’s mother.