Montgomery Man Convicted on Federal Drug Charges
Montgomery, Alabama - Jamie Demarco Jones, 29, of Montgomery, Alabama, was convicted by a jury on February 10, 2012, for attempted possession with intent to distribute 60 pounds of marijuana, U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., announced today. The jury also found Jones guilty of using the telephone to facilitate his attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and of possession with intent to distribute an additional amount of marijuana.
On May 29, 2011, Jones was arrested at his apartment while waiting on Noe Vasquez to bring him 60 pounds of marijuana. Vasquez was also arrested that day while in route to Jones’s apartment hauling the 60 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Police found an additional 120 pounds of marijuana at Vasquez residence. The evidence at trial included recorded phone calls between Jones, Vasquez, and other associates discussing drug deals and the collection of money and videos of Jones and Vasquez meeting at Jones’ apartment complex where Jones gave Vasquez money for a previous shipment of marijuana. Further, Vasquez pled guilty and testified against Jones at Jones’ trial. At trial, Vasquez explained that he was a drug courier and worked for Melchor Munoz. Munoz is under indictment in the Northern District of Florida. Vasquez further told the jury that he had delivered marijuana from Munoz to Jones on four separate occasions and that the 120 pounds of marijuana found in Vasquez’ residence was to be delivered to Jones at a later time. After a 4-day trial, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all counts.
The case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jared Morris.
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