Alleged drug dealer arrested in Laurel

An alleged mid-level drug dealer was busted in a Laurel hotel Thursday night.

Authorities arrested Benjamin Murry at a hotel located in the central part of the city.  Investigators say Murry was in possession of oxycontin, crystal meth and a large amount of cash at the time of the arrest.

Sergeant Michael Reeves said, Murry is no stranger to Laurel police.

"He is a career criminal. He is someone that has been well know to us in the past. We have been receiving information on him for several months."

Murry remains in the Jones County Jail.

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