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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

ASP traffic stop yields 10 pounds of "high grade" illegal marijuana and two weapons including machine gun



On Saturday, June 15, 2024, Arkansas State Police (ASP) stopped a white Mitsubishi SUV for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 East near the 79-mile marker in Pope County.


During a search of the vehicle, ASP Troopers discovered 10 pounds of high-grade, illegal marijuana and two weapons. The weapons included a .300 Blackout Pistol and a Glock 30 with an aftermarket "switch" attached, making the pistol fully automatic, which is illegal to possess.


The two men in the vehicle, identified as William Morgan, 23, of Alton, Illinois, and Jahmezze Holman, 25, of Waco, Texas, were arrested and taken to the Pope County Detention Center.


Morgan is facing felony charges for Perpetrating a Crime with a Machine Gun, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms.


Holman has been charged with felony Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearms by a Certain Person, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms.


Morgan told investigators that he was traveling from Oklahoma City to West Memphis.


As of 4:56 pm Tuesday both men remained jailed in the Pope County Detention Center.



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