Three men from the Washington D.C. area were driving through Newton County when they were arrested for possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, having shotguns during commission of a felony and more after being caught driving nearly 100 miles per hour Wednesday.
An officer with the Covington Police Department was running a laser on I-20 westbound, just past the Alcovy Road exit, when a black Dodge Charger traveling 97 miles per hour in a 70-miles-per-hour zone was detected.
According to reports the vehicle traveled another half-mile before coming to a stop in the right hand emergency lane. After pulling over the vehicle, an officer asked the driver, later identified as Jordan Funderburk, for his license. The officer reported he received back the back seat passenger, Jevon Funderburk’s District of Columbia identification card. The identification card, along with dates of birth for Jordan and Jevon came back as not on file.
As the officer walked back to the vehicle after receiving this information, he reported he “could smell odor of green marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The driver, Jordan Funderburk, was then arrested for driving without a license and speeding.
Prior to the arrest of the passenger, Jevon Funderburk, he was searched and the officer found a bag of suspected marijuana in his front right pocket. The third person in the car, Thurman Herring, was asked to go to the guard rail.
According to reports, CPD then conducted a probable cause search and discovered 100 small plastic bags, a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue on it, two grinders with suspected marijuana inside them and marijuana shake in the vehicle. In the trunk a large bottle of liquid codeine syrup and two shot guns were found.
Jordan Funderburk, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was arrested for driving without a license, speeding (27 mph over the limit), possession of marijuana with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false name and date of birth, obstruction and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.
Jevon Funderburk, of Washington D.C., was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II controlled substance (codeine), giving false name and date of birth, obstruction and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Herring, of Arlington Virginia, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent and possession of drug paraphernalia.