Major drug bust in Laurel and Ellisville

Major drug bust in Laurel and Ellisville

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - After 24 hours of serving search warrants, the Laurel Police Department's Narcotics Division and Ellisville Police Department served six search
warrants, a near record for the most search warrants ever served in a 24-hour period in the department's history. 

An estimated $125,000 of drugs were seized, including marijuana, crystal meth, spice and crack cocaine. Guns and $9,000 in cash were seized as well.

This was the result of operations which began almost a month ago. These warrants were served in the city of Laurel and Ellisville.

Those arrested are Arthur Miller, Robert Morris, Jack Hale, Jr., James Dollison, Travis Thompson, Letaria Ducksworth and Yaha Abdelfattah.

Miller is charge with sale of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond is set at $25,000.

Morris is charge with sale of cocaine. Bond is set at $20,000.

Hale is charge with sale of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Bond is set at $25,000.

Dollison is charged with sale of cocaine. Bond is set at $20,000.

Thompson is charged with sale of methamphetamine as well as possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana all with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of South Jones High School. Bond will be set Monday.

Ducksworth is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime as well as possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana all with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of South Jones High School. Bond will be set Monday.

Abdelfattah is charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute. Bond is set at $15,000.

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