Leakesville man arrested on drug, DUI charges

SEMINARY, MS (WDAM) - A Leakesville man is behind bars facing drug and DUI charges after drugs were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Seminary Wednesday.

Authorities say Jason Josey 35, was stopped by a Seminary patrol officer after he was spotted driving erratically. Upon searching Josey's vehicle a large quantity of drugs were found to include LSD, meth, and marijuana. Josey was also charged with driving under the influence and a violation of the cities' open container law.

"Narcotics has always been an issue in our area and we are being proactive in the enforcement and the interdiction of narcotics," said Michael Kelly, Seminary Police Chief. "It's not just about putting people in jail and throwing away the key. If we find someone who's on narcotics that can be rehabilitated, then that's our goal is to rejoin them with their families and have them become a productive member of society free of the narcotics."

Thursday, Justice Court Judge Bobby Wayne Moody set Josey's bond at $250,000.

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