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Jury convicts Columbia man on possession, child endangerment charges

A Marion County jury convicted a Columbia man on possession and child endangerment charges.  Source: RNN A Marion County jury convicted a Columbia man on possession and child endangerment charges. Source: RNN
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

After a two day trial, a Columbia man has been convicted after he was charged with selling spice within 1500 feet of a church. 

Hal Kittrell announced that Lonnie Scotty Jones was convicted on the charges of possession with intent to sale or transfer synthetic marijuana within 1500 feet of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and child endangerment. 

Jones will be sentenced by Judge Claiborne McDonald on May 2 and is exposed to a 20 year sentence on the possession charge and a 10 year sentence on the child endangerment charge. 

This case was worked by Marion County Narcotics Task Force. 

"We are pleased with the conviction in this case and glad to remove this drug dealer from our community," Kittrell said. 

A previous version of this article stated that Lonnie Jones had already been sentenced. 

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