Cracker box cocaine case heads to Federal Court

BISMARCK, N.D. - The case for the couple accused of having more than 200 grams of cocaine in a cracker box during a traffic stop is headed to federal court.

Burleigh County Assistant States Attorney Dennis Ingold says 30-year-old Deandre Jones and his co-defendant 25-year-old Enchante Thurmon had their cases dismissed in District Court Monday afternoon.

Ingold says both suspects have U.S. Marshal holds on them and will be prosecuted in federal court.

In May, police say they searched Jones and Thurmon’s car after smelling marijuana. During the search North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers found a small amount of marijuana and a Goldfish snack cracker box with five large plastic baggies containing more than 250 grams of cocaine. Officials also found a digital scale, heat sealer and multiple heat seal baggies.

Metro Area Narcotic Task Force agents say the street value of the cocaine found is between $27,000-and-$57,000.

Officials conducted a search warrant of Jones’ home and found a pink children’s backpack with more than 150 grams of meth, more than 2.6 grams of cocaine, more than 3 grams of tar heroin, 27 Xanax pills, more than 50 MDMA pills and stolen gun out of Georgia.

Court documents show federal prosecutors have yet to file charges.