Jones County Traffic Stop Nets Drugs, Cash, 3 Arrests

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Three men were arrested on drug charges in Jones County after a traffic stop turned up prescription and street drugs.

35-year-old Joe Rhem Jr. of Trenton, 51-year-old William Kinsey and 63-year-old Robert Brown both of Pollocksville are all charged with
Felony Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Maintain a Vehicle for Controlled Substance, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Open Container of Malt Beverage.

Deputies were dispatched to Pollocksville Wednesday, in reference to shots being fired from an older model, white pickup. Deputies say they searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle. A short time later, Sheriff Danny Heath was driving and noticed a truck matching the description of the truck involved in the shooting.

Sheriff Heath stopped the truck with three men inside. Additional deputies responded and say they found oxycodone, marijuana, crack, drug paraphernalia, an open container of alcohol and just under $3,000 in cash. Three men were arrested and all were held under $10,000 bond.

The three men were placed into the custody of the Jones County Detention Center. However, Mr. Rhem posted bond for all three men shortly thereafter.


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  • by eyes wide open Location: Jones on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:43 PM
    Ya,he does catch the druggies, I don't hear about anything else he does for this county.I guess he don't think it's important cause it's not putting his picture in the paper. I didn't vote for him!! and will not. We need someone that cares about this town and not just drugs.I won't vote for Hall either. He's blind to what his officers were doing when he was in office.
  • by WILL-C on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    Don't blame sheriff he catches them .Miss Brock lets them go as well as probation officers and court system. We have a good sheriff now we need to change the other end of the equation to make the system work as it should. Do your job or move it on over there a new dog movin in as Hank used to say
  • by disbeliefinjustice Location: trenton on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:18 PM
    the jones county sheriffs department and how it is run is a JOKE I had such faith in it until I became a part of it and instead of justice being served the guilty walked free and the innocent paid, JCSD should really being investigated cause I can guarantee some of the biggest crooks are on the payroll
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      by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM in reply to disbeliefinjustice
      Interesting how people always "vote" their pocketbooks. Are you on the receiving end of the "rath" of the decent citizens of Jones County after so many years of nothing being done to clean up the mess?
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        by disbeliefinjustice on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM in reply to
        I responded in regards to several incidents one in paticular my house was broke into and everything down to my mother and fathers wedding bands were stolen I repeatedly called JCSD and was told they would have tsomeone get in touch with me not once in the two months I called did I ever get a response and each trip to Sheriffs dept. was a waste I eventually called Onslow County b/c I heard some of my belongings were located there and they said they would call and speak to the Sheriff personally and have him call me ... needless to say its been almost 3 1/2 years and I have never retrieved any of my stuff
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          by JC1 on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM in reply to disbeliefinjustice
          To: disbeliefinjustice ,Maybe, you need to come to the Sheriff's Office. Seeing how this was 3 1/2 years ago it would have been under the previous administration. I have been in office just over a year! Look forward to hearing from you. Thank You! Sheriff Heath
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    Jones CO.?? "ONLY" 3??? Maybe y'all up north have taken a bite outta crime. Good JOB!
  • by Blah Location: Trenton on Jan 20, 2012 at 08:46 PM
    Well mr. rhem always gets busted like this and continues to get out of it.... But great job jcs office is doing
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    good catch, sheriff... except the bonding out part....
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      by Bond? James Bond! on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM in reply to ralphie
      The court system is ridiculous in Jones County. Of course, it's the poorest county in the state (or near abouts) but the difference in court is night & day. You'll feel like you were in Mayberry.
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