Jury convicts Warren man, Donald E. Jones of drug trafficking and firearms offenses
Federal jury trials resume in the Northern District of Ohio
(STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that on Thursday, May 6, a federal jury found Donald E. Jones, 40, of Warren, Ohio, guilty of drug trafficking and firearms charges as jury trials resume around the Northern District of Ohio. Jones was found guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute tramadol and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents, on November 11, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., City of Warren Police Officers initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle and identified Jones as the driver, owner, and sole occupant. Officers detected a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and initiated a search. During the search, officers discovered a secret compartment beneath the center console where they found a mixture of heroin and fentanyl with a street value of $2,000, multiple tramadol pills, and two loaded guns. In a second secret compartment, officers also found digital scales and drug paraphernalia.