UPDATE: Flintstone man busted with drugs, guns

UPDATE: Flintstone man busted with drugs, guns

June 17th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Joshua Jordan

Joshua Jordan

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UPDATE: Joshua Philmore Jordan pleaded guilty on Sept. 27, receiving 10 years in prison, followed by 20 years on probation. Jordan also agreed to pay a $200,000 fine.

Jordan pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to an indictment, investigators found 28 grams of cocaine in the house on Burnt Mill Road. Despite his status as a convicted felon, Jordan also had a Beretta 96 .40-caliber handgun and a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun. 

Jordan's co-defendant in the case, Jonie Michelle Burns, has not pleaded guilty. As of Sept. 20, she was represented by LaFayette attorney Larry Hill, who agreed last week to surrender his bar license as part of a guilty plea in an unrelated case.

Jonie Michelle Burns

Jonie Michelle Burns

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Summerville attorney Steven Miller is taking over Hill's cases.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force arrested a Flintstone, Ga., man for possession of cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and oxycodone last week.

According to an incident report by DTF Commander Pat Doyle, agents served a search warrant on a house in the 300 block of Burnt Mill Lane around 11:30 a.m.Thursday. Inside, they found 28-year-old Joshua Philmore Jordan — and allegedly a slew of drugs.

Agents found a Mason jar in the insulation of the floor with about 1 ounce of cocaine inside, according to the report. They also found two semi-automatic handguns. In additions, according to the report, they found two "cookies" of crack cocaine, 18 oxycodone pills, 30 tablets of ecstasy, an unidentified amount of marijuana and "a large sum of cash."

On top of four charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and one charge of trafficking cocaine, the DTF also charged Jordan with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  


This story was updated on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 3:15 p.m.


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