JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
On Friday, around 2:30 p.m., member of the Jones County Sheriff's Narcotics Division responded to some very credible, anonymous tips, regarding a "high end" marijuana dealer, Derome Allen, 38 of Laurel.
They drove to the residence to verify his whereabouts, when Allen walked outside to meet them with marijuana on him.
The Narcotics Investigators identified themselves and asked if he had any more marijuana.
Allen revealed he did have more in his home and in his vehicle.
Investigators found several hundred dollars in cash, a weapon and approximately 5 ounces of marijuana, some considered high-grade.
Allen was taken into custody and charged with Possession With Intent While in Possession of a Firearm.
Judge Howell Beech set his bond at $5,000.