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Driver arrested for drugs, passenger arrested on probation hold
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An 18-year-old Blue River woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping Friday evening.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies encountered a suspicious vehicle parked toward the end of a driveway on U.S. 61 in the Town of Liberty around 9:30 p.m. A sheriff’s deputy went to the driver’s side door and found Amanda Jones in the driver’s seat with what appeared to be a used syringe in the driver’s-side door.

Jones told deputies she had used it to inject a controlled substance.

Grant County K-9 Diego indicated the odor of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff’s department. A search of the vehicle found several pieces of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s department.

Jones was free on a signature bond after she was arrested Feb. 2 for possession of marijuana, according to court records.

Jones’ passenger, Ryan Drew, 29, Cassville, was arrested on a probation hold. Drew was sentenced to three years probation March 14 after he pleaded no contest to three felony counts of forgery–uttering. Three additional counts were dismissed but were read in at sentencing.

Drew faces an additional charge of multiple-offense possession of marijuana as a repeat offender, for which he was arrested Feb. 2. A status conference for that charge is scheduled for May 20.