JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - On Monday, several individuals made their initial appearances before Judge David Lyons. All seven individuals were arrested in connection with possessing and/or trying to sell controlled substances.
On Monday, October 28, 2014, deputies arrested what investigators believe is a significant source of heroin in the county. A vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation after narcotic agents observed the persons inside engaging in a transaction. Inside the car was Carroll Matthew Nobles, 34, of Laurel along with some children.
It was determined that Nobles was out on bond for a felony drug charge. When the vehicle was searched there were used syringes and loose syringe caps found right at the feet of where the children were sitting. Nobles was charged with the sale of controlled substance and two counts of child endangerment and his bond was set at $25,000 but was denied because he was out on an earlier felony charge. The children were released to relatives.
On the same day, in Soso, Danika Ann Shadden, 32, and Ryan Austin Nicholson, 26, both of Laurel, were arrested after Shadden sold controlled substances to an undercover officer. Nicholson was also in the vehicle, along with a toddler. Shadden was charged with sale of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and her bond was set at $25,000. Nicholson was currently out on bond for Sale of controlled substance and now charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. His bond was set at $25,000 but was revoked due to the prior charge.
On Monday, October 28, 2014, a deputy stopped a vehicle in Laurel for having no tag. When the deputy walked up to the vehicle and smelled marijuana, K-9 Chief was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. The search revealed marijuana, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine. Jonah D. Arrington, 27, of Laurel, Zachary Horne, 21, of Laurel and LaJessica Powell, 22, of Laurel were all arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent and possession of marijuana. Jonah D. Arrington's bond was set at $10,000 and Zachary Horne's bond was set at $10,000. LaJessica Powell's bond was set at $10,000.
The arrests continued on Tuesday, October 29, 2014 in yet another unrelated incident. In Ellisville, Timothy Robert Harris, 29, of Laurel was arrested for attempting to sell counterfeit methamphetamine to an undercover officer. Harris had a 4 month old infant in the vehicle at the time of the transaction. He was charged with Possession of a Counterfeit Substance with Intent to Distribute. His bond was set at $10,000.