Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On April 7 Jermaine Lawon Pounds, 37, Covington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to reportsPounds was a passenger in a black GMC Yukon that approached a law enforcement checkpoint on U.S. 441 near Madison Rental at 10:39 p.m. Reports allege that an officer observed Pounds throw a bag out of the vehicle as it approached the roadblock. An officer located the bag and inside the bag was suspected marijuana. After the bag was discovered and searched, the vehicle was also searched and, reports state, the officer found additional baggies of suspected marijuana and a set of digital scales. A glove box in the vehicle was locked and reports indicate that law enforcement will be getting a search warrant to enter the glove box. The driver of the vehicle was released wth no charges.

On April 13 a mutual aid report was filed at a Wildflower Way residence. According to reports, an officer was contacted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a noise complaint at the residence because all county deputies were involved with other cases. After arrival the officer reported he observed a large party at the residence. Reports state that the officer advised the host of the 11 p.m. county noise ordinance and the host agreed to turn down the music. After the officer left, reports state, the host allegedly turned the music back up again. Officers returned and the music was turned off.

On April 8 a fraud complaint was filed at a Harper Street location. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had used his Capitol One credit card to make a $1,700 at a Best Buy’s online site. The man said after he learned of the charged he contacted his credit card company and they refunded the money.

On April 2 a fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man said he attempted to establish a PayPal account so he could received 20 percent off the cost of an internet purchase. The man said the account continued to fail so he called a phone number given for service and spoke to a “James.” James directed the complainant to purchase 10 $50 transaction cards at Walmart and then provide the transaction numbers, which he did. James then told the complainant that the numbers had not worked and advised the complainant to go to Dollar General and purchase $400 more in transaction cards and give James the transaction numbers over the phone, which he did. James then told the complainant for a third time that the cards did not work and tried to get the complainant to purchase more cards but at this point the complainant refused and requested a refund. James told the complainant that the money  should be in his account within 10 hours and an argument ensued in which profanity was exchanged. No refund was given, however.

On April 5 a white male juvenile was cited with possession of marijuana at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, an officer was called to Orchard Grove Apartments in reference to a male trespassing on the property. When the officer arrived he observed the male at the property. The officer allegedly found a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in a cigar pack in the juvenile’s clothing. The juvenile was taken home and turned over to his father after he was cited.

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