SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Typically, when it comes to their use in criminal activity, you may think of Mason jars being used to transport "white lighting," but a Salisbury police officer discovered such a jar being used for a different purpose on Wednesday.
Several officers were working in the area of Ludwick Avenue in Salisbury because of a recent increase in calls from that area. One officer spotted Dashon Hopkins, 20, in front of a house at 355 Ludwick Ave. The officer went to talk to Hopkins and asked to see the backpack he was carrying.
According to the report, the officer found a Mason jar containing 28 grams of marijuana. Hopkins was also carrying a set of scales.
Police say jars like that are often used because they help to hide the normally strong smell of the marijuana plant.