Marijuana bust leads to arrest in Laurel

Marijuana bust leads to arrest in Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - On Friday, the Laurel Police Narcotics Division executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of North 3rd Avenue where agents seized over a pound of marijuana, and over $3,200 in cash.

Taken into custody was 26-year-old Mark A. Jones of Laurel.

He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The charge will be enhanced because of the drug activity taking place within 1500 feet of a school.

Jones' bond will be set Monday in Laurel Municipal Court by Judge Kyle Robertson.

This drug bust was the result of a three-week long investigation by the Narcotics Division.

Jones remains housed in the Jones County Jail.