A portly "intergalactic trader and general nuisance" according to Captain Kirk, the man known as Cyrano Jones had been sentenced in 2267 to clean up Space Station K-7 of tribbles, which he managed to do with the aid of a glommer which he stole somehow from the Klingons. On parole, he genetically engineered the tribbles to stop their reproduction, and sold some on a Klingon world. He escaped in a Federation-built one-man scout ship, although Koloth soon pursued him. Jones was rescued by Captain Kirk and his crew on Enterprise in 2269 (stardate: 5392.4), but was informed that he was in violation of three federation mandates and 47 local ones. His offer to Kirk of some Spican flame gems was unlikely to get him out of trouble this time.