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31-year-old Canton man sentenced to 22 years in prison for possession of 16 pounds of controlled substances with intent to distribute

Elmer Curtis Jones was found guilty in a Stark County Court in November of 2020.

CANTON, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from Jan. 4, 2021.

A 31-year-old Canton man has been sentenced to 270 months in prison after being found guilty of four counts of possession with intent to distribute, as well as one court of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Elmer Curtis Jones, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John R. Adams following the November conviction by a jury of his peers. 

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Jones was found after the Stark County Sheriff's Office received complaints about a man asleep at the wheel in the 2900 Block of Maple Avenue in February of last year. As officers approached the vehicle, they found the 31-year-old unconscious with the car still running. Jones was arrested following a failed sobriety test.

Officers searched the vehicle and recovered nearly 16 pounds of methamphetamine, 108 grams of a heroin and fentanyl mixture, seven kilograms of marijuana, and 29 hits of LSD. Law enforcement officials also found a loaded semi-automatic rifle on the passenger seat. 

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Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on Feb. 11, 2021.