Two face drug charges following marijuana delivery at South Nashville home

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:13pm
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Stephen Ray Jones

Metro police arrested two men in South Nashville Wednesday on drug charges for allegedly accepting a marijuana delivery from California.

The Metro Nashville Police Department received a tip about a Fed Ex package en route from California to Thuss Avenue in South Nashville. The canine unit confirmed the presence of narcotics in the package.

Police executed a search warrant when the package was delivered to the home of John Paul Barker, 30, and his roommate, Stephen Ray Jones, 62. Jones claimed that he grew the marijuana in California.

Police seized 12.5 pounds of marijuana, an assault-type rifle, two computers and two guitars from the home. Barker and Jones are facing drug and gun charges.

Barker was free on $12,500 bond while Jones remained jailed on Thursday in lieu of $5,000 bond.

11 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/14/13 at 4:32

Well, Scooter and Moron got busted.
I guess it's back to the lab. Meth lab.

By: dargent7 on 2/14/13 at 4:33

ps: He looks like Joe Walsh from the Eagles...James Gang.

By: sonny1024 on 2/14/13 at 4:56

Celebrating the raid and confiscation of the weed while robbery,assault rapes and murder going on everywhere else. I guess police believe that weed is more dangerous then the real crimes.

By: TITAN1 on 2/14/13 at 7:24

Pot is illegal and like other illegal drugs, usually leads to other crime. As Barney Fife would say "Nip it, nip it, nip it" before it leads to something even worse! Good work! Getting high or drunk is stupid!

By: jimmie on 2/14/13 at 9:52

When you read the legal decision to his previous conviction and sentence in this notice below you have to ask.....How's he already out ?

By: nbc2k on 2/15/13 at 3:39

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^well, since we have local state and federal laws and he broke a state law a felony. They cannot bring up other recent charges(even felonies) from other states only in tn if he had tn felonies he would be hung. However, it seems that this guy knows a loophole or even better yet knows his constitutional god "givin" rights that makes us America, that are getting takin away from us every day by our administration. Yeah, those rights that most of us take for granted every day. but, unless he broke federal marijuana laws or tn state (felony laws) it cant be brought up against him in the court of law in the great state of tn its considered null. Even though it the DEA found out about this their jurisdiction crosses state lines in which he violated those by mailing pot from California to tn interstate trafficking right there, which is a federal case. which could also still happen if there is enough evidence to turn in to the feds.

By: Badbob on 2/17/13 at 6:38

Will he get to receive his NRA magazine in jail?

By: Heat Lightnin on 2/17/13 at 3:25

Stop the witch hunt, and legalize it already!

By: phkauf on 2/18/13 at 8:44


By: jsabrown on 2/18/13 at 1:01

*chuckle* I dunno, phkauf, guitars can lead to drum kits, and then the next thing you know Mr. Tambourine Man is doin' his thing.

By: Left-of-Local on 2/19/13 at 10:06

Way to go, Metro priorities! Pigs.