Caged bird gives up drug stash to police

Caged bird gives up drug stash to police

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man is behind bars after authorities found drugs inside a bird cage in the man's home.

Jerry Odom, 40, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department press release.

Odom is a convicted felon and self-proclaimed high-ranking member of the Simon City Royals.

According the press release, deputies executed a search warrant at a home on Augusta Road in Ellisville on May 13.

During the search, deputies found several weapons, marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and cash, according to the press release.

But as the search continued, deputies noticed that a pet bird in a cage was chirping constantly. As deputies approached the bird, they saw a sack of bird feed.

When a deputy reached into the sack, the deputy discovered a metal container. Two ounces of methamphetamine was found inside with a street value of about $5,000.

According to the press release, during Odom's formal interview, he told Narcotics Investigators, "You didn't find nothing at my house."

But when the investigator told Odom of the meth found in the birdseed bag, Odom hung his head and said, "You got me."

Odom made his initial appearance at Jones County Justice Court Monday, and his bond was set at $50,000.