Multiple Charges, Including Object with Urine for Faking a Drug Test


Charles Monroe Jones

Repeated offenses from failing to stop for police to driving under suspension were among eight charges Clinton Police served following an arrest early yesterday. Lt. Anderson arrested 30-year-old Charles Monroe Jones of Red Devil Road, Cross Hill. Charges included 2nd offense Failure to Stop for Blue Lights along with 3rd or Subsequent Offense Driving under Suspension and Habitual Offender for Driving under Suspension. Mr. Jones was also charged with Possession of Adulterants Intended to Defeat a Drug Test and with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Other traffic offenses include Driving an Uninsured Vehicle, Displaying a Tag Registered to Another Vehicle and Failure to Register a Vehicle.

He is accused of accelerating his speed to evade law enforcement after having been signaled to stop by means of flashing lights and siren yesterday along with driving a 1998 Nissan Altima while his privilege to drive had been denied or revoked. Warrants note he has at least two prior convictions for Driving under Suspension and one prior conviction for Failure to Stop for Blue Lights.

Jones is accused of operating that Altima without having insurance on it and while displaying a tag which was registered to a 2012 Ford Econoline. The Nissan had also allegedly not been registered with the South Carolina Highway Department.

He is accused of having a glass pipe with residue, noted as an improvised pipe that included rubber tubing and a nose cone as well as two dosage units of Narcan.

As for the charge of having possession of adulterants yesterday which are used for defrauding a drug screen test, this is said to have consisted of an object that was in the shape of male genitalia which allegedly contained a urine sample from someone else.

During arraignment yesterday, cash or surety bonds were set totaling $6,000 on the charges of Possession of Adulterants along with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Habitual Offender. Personal recognizance bonds on the remaining six offenses were set totaling $2,565. Charles Monroe Jones of Cross Hill remained in Laurens County’s Johnson Detention Center this morning.