Case Continued: Man Accused Of Having Drugs, Guns, Baby In Car

A Greene County man who was arrested after deputies say he was smoking pot behind the wheel, with a baby inside the car was due in court Friday, but the case was continued.

31-year-old Jason Morelock of Hookerton was arrested in October during a driver checkpoint in Jones County.

Deputies say there was a baby in the backseat of the car and he was "reeking" of marijuana which prompted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed drug paraphernalia, eight guns and $500.

His case was continued until March 30.

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A Greene County man has been arrested after deputies say he was smoking pot behind the wheel, with a baby inside the car.

Jones County lawmen arrested Jason Morelock, 31, of Hookerton, Wednesday night. Deputies say Morelock drove to a checkpoint reeking of marijuana. Once they took Morelock and an infant out of the car, lawmen found drug paraphernalia, $500 and eight guns.

Morelock is charged with trafficking opium, possession with intent to sell marijuana, driving while impaired, child abuse and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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  • by Jones Co citizen on Jan 30, 2012 at 03:13 AM
    All of you arguing back and forth about this guy are wasting your time. All these "Anonymous" comments are probably Jason trying to defend himself. Anyone with a little common sense should know that most of these stories that WITN, WCTI, or any other news station publishes, come from a press release from the actual law enforcement agency. If there is anything wrong in the story, yes sometimes it is the news station and sometimes it is the reporting agency. I just don't understand how some people can say, "it's just a little pot". A little pot is still illegal! Some of you citizens are just oblivious. I'm just glad that the Sheriff's Office in Jones County is actually doing something now instead of turning a blind eye. My hat's off to all of the Jones County SO and Sheriff Heath. Keep up the great work!
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      by jones county employee on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM in reply to Jones Co citizen
      you are right. they get their info from the public reporting agencies in the county. that doesnt mean that factual information is being reported. i know for sure. if i didn't need to keep my job i wouldn't work in this corrupt county anymore.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:45 AM
    hahahahahahaha....that was not the outcome. His lawyer asked for yet another continued court date. They are playing the game, continue the case until the lawyer has the judge that is sympathetic or his boy. 6 months after this has happened he will see his day in court. Our system sucks
  • by Tellin da truth on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:46 PM only concern is did the Department of Social Services take the baby....Who cares about the fathers issues.....I am more concerned about driving and smoking pot with a child in the that kid is still in that environment.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM
    the outcome was: jones county is still refusing to release the information to his lawyer and the news is making it impossible for him to get a fair trial. why has it taken jones county so long to give his lawyer his info? guess it takes awhile to cover your tracks.
  • by cutter Location: trenton on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    What was the outcome? By the way I agree with the Polocksviile statement. Everyday daylight or night the deals are made in the open at rt58 and rt17, whats being done?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:39 PM in reply to cutter
      the biggest drug dealers in jones county are the politicians with all of their "farm land". but i have no doubt that they spend alot of money with the county. it would be nice for jones county to go after actual drug dealers instead of creating them. most of the people we have seen on the news lately out of jones county aren't drug dealers. they have small amounts of pot that would equal to little more then misdemeaners elsewhere, yet jones county charges them with dealing.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    Ok, lets see, $500 - good he could buy stuff for the baby, guns - excessive but understandible given the state of crime in the area right now. Marijuana - no excuse and clearly this guy did not have the baby's best interests of heart of was planning on buying formula and protecting the kid. Just low life using a kid to cover his illegal trade. Throw the book at him, make sure he he never seees his children again. Shame on this man.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to
      sure throw him in jail so that you can support his kids that will have to be on welfare if he goes to prison. Then you can fuss about our tax $$$$. I know this man VERY well and his children would be devastated. I see the court justice system everyday, and the "public" has no idea what goes on. There were 564 cases on the JONES county calender today and this man just so happens to be the one they want to show all over the news. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!! I know how it looks, bad! Im not saying that he was right by any means, but its not right for him to be the only one picked on up here. If you were being robbed on the streets, THIS MAN WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HELP PROTECT A COMPLETE STRANGER. This is not your everyday CRIMINAL folks.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to
        thank you.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:35 PM in reply to
      wow. how much more wrong could you be. wow your theory is interesting, at best, it couldn't be more off base.
  • by Eric Location: Jacksonville on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:21 AM
    How many times do we need to see a comment on a "false report". There was nothing "false" or "alleged" about a FELON having possesion of a firearm. Its people like this that make a bad name for us hunters and gun carriers. They found weed in the car too, and he had his kid in the car too. These are FACTS that cannot be denied. But like another person said, he will probably get off, serve some kind of probation, have more kids, carry more guns, and smoke some more weed. Who exactly is this court system supposed to be protecting anyway?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 01:34 PM in reply to Eric
      the FACT that he had the guns is pretty much all that is true in this story. Even the amount of guns were faulse. And again, you should speak about something unless you can speak with the truth.
  • by jim on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:42 AM
    smoking a bone is against the law,he has a baby in the back seat,i do not have to know him,he did a stupid thing,end of story.
  • by George W on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:35 AM least he didn't vote for Obama.
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      by mac on Jan 30, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to George W
      Your are dumb as hell dude..dont worry Our President will be around for a long time.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:17 AM
    im so glad that this news station is going to "keep us updated" as this story progresses. maybe at some point they will actually get their facts straight. And this happened months ago......time to move on people. i am sure that there is more important news in the world, state, county, local cities, then an "alleged" story about crimes that weren't committed. The ignorance of others is astounding. Believe everything that you read? The news reported the other day that a human was born to an ape. believe that too?

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