Police: a couple detained in St. Petersburg for storing a pound of pot

PETERSBURG, Virginia (WRIC) – The St. Petersburg Police Department arrested two people on Friday after pounds of marijuana were found in their residence.

Police said a search warrant was obtained and executed at an apartment building on 1,600 blocks of Berkeley Avenue, where they found two guns, ammunition, marijuana plants, marijuana food, lots of marijuana packages, paraphernalia and scales.

St. Petersburg residents Hassan Jones and Clea Washington were arrested, and police said they had been charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession for the purpose of distributing marijuana weighing one to five pounds
  • Possession of firearms when storing marijuana is more than a pound
  • Maintaining general trouble
  • Promoting juvenile delinquency

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