U.S. Marshals apprehend man in Hillsville

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — U.S. Marshals issued warrants against a Hillsville man Feb. 24 for violation of a federal conviction of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, according to federal court records.
Cooperating with local officers, the federal marshals picked up Jason Deboard Stone, 30, at a convenience store in Hillsville. No address was listed for Stone.
The warrant shows that in January Stone voluntarily admitted to his probation officer that he used methamphetamine, a schedule II illegal drug, while on supervised release for the previous federal conviction.  A later drug test confirmed his use of illegal drugs, court papers say.
Federal authorities also allege that Stone "continued to associate with reputed possessors and distributors of narcotics, despite multiple warnings of the probation office," according to court papers.
The court order revoked Stone's term of supervised release temporarily, pending more hearings.
"At the time of his arrest, a bag containing a green leafy substance was found in the defendant’s possession," noted a court document.
A detention hearing has been scheduled for March 2.