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Alleged dealer nabbed in traffic stop

Staff writer

A Junction City man who allegedly had 118 grams of crack cocaine in his car was arrested late March 30.

Deputy Josh Meliza pulled over Christopher M. Thomas, 23, at US-77 and 170th Rd. After smelling what he characterized as burned marijuana, Meliza summoned deputy Kaylan Miles to help search Thomas’s car.

Thomas was booked into jail on suspicion of distribution of more than 100 grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine, having no drug tax stamp, and possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia. He was released a day later on a $30,000 surety bond.

The amount of crack Thomas allegedly had would sell for as much as $23,600.

How many “hits” 118 grams would provide is difficult to calculate because crack is sold in chunks commonly called “rocks” that typically are smoked. Some users smoke only small “rocks” while others smoke multiple or large “rocks.”

Last modified April 7, 2022