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Man allegedly tells officer a customer tipped him with 'really good chronic'

David Samuel Jessop

David Samuel Jessop

A Prescott man was stopped in his car and arrested Thursday in the 300 block of Virginia Street after a Prescott police officer recognized him as having a suspended driver's license and an outstanding warrant.

An officer booked David Samuel Jessop, 31, of Prescott into the Yavapai County Jail on a warrant out of Cottonwood, and felony charges of DUI-drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor charges of driving on a suspended driver's license.

At 12:24 p.m., the officer saw Jessop driving his car on Gurley Street and recognized him as the man he'd run a license plate check on the previous week and tried to stop. At that time, he'd lost sight of him in traffic, according to the police report.

After confirming the warrant was still valid and Jessop's license still suspended, the officer stopped and arrested Jessop.

Jessop later told the officer that his license was suspended for a prior DUI, according to the police report.

While searching Jessop's car, the officer found in the center console a homemade smoking device with a burnt residue in the bowl consistent with burnt marijuana, and a small flashlight with burnt residue inside hanging off the key chain in the car's ignition. Jessop initially told the officer the small device was just a flashlight, but later said it was a pipe to smoke marijuana, and said he'd forgotten about the other pipe because he doesn't use it anymore, according to the police report.

When the officer asked the last time he'd used marijuana, Jessop said about two weeks ago, yet his urine flashed positive for marijuana, according to the police report.

Jessop told the officer he was sure it was about two weeks ago, because that was when a customer where he worked gave him some "really good chronic" as a tip, according to the police report.

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