Two arrested for cocaine and pills during traffic stop

| May 19, 2016

holden and jenkins

Release from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

LOWNDES CO. – On Sunday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 84 after clocking the Ford Expedition with RADAR traveling 74 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone.

The deputy performed a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped at a business where the driver immediately exited the vehicle. The deputy noticed the driver toss something under a vehicle parked nearby. As the deputy spoke with the driver, identified as Jerod Holden, 30, Holden bent over and tossed something else under the deputy’s car. The deputy was unsure what had been tossed under either vehicle and given the suspicious actions, both Holden and a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Christopher Jenkins, 31, were detained.

The deputy recovered the item under the patrol car and found a plastic bag containing several individual bags of cocaine. The bag thrown under the nearby vehicle was recovered and contained 195 Xanex pills.

During a search of the Ford Expedition, deputies located several individual bags of Methamphetamine and a small quantity of marijuana.

Jerod Holden and Christopher Jenkins were placed under arrest and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

Holden was charged with Possession of marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute, Possession of schedule 4 drug {Zanex} with intent to distribute, Tampering with evidence, Possession of tools for the commission of a crime and Speeding.

Jenkins was charged with Possession of marijuana andPossession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Since the traffic stop and arrest, Christopher Jenkins has been released from jail on bond and Jerod Holden still remains in the Lowndes County Jail.

“This was a fantastic job by the deputy being alert to the situation developing in front of him and to keep digging,” said Sheriff Chris Prine.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other can contact the Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on-line at The Sheriff’s Office is also accessible on Facebook.

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  1. These two fine gentlemen were probably on their way to a revival, when the Lowndes Sheriff’s Dept. planted evidence on them. Probably the same cops that covered up KJ’s “murder”. More injustice in the racist South. It’s time to fall into formation.