Man facing drug charges after wreck in Laurel

Man facing drug charges after wreck in Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A man is facing drug charges after an accident happened on Sawmill Road in Laurel Wednesday night.

The Laurel Police Department arrested and charged 27-year-old Jason Herring for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm, possession of methadone pills with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm and a DUI.

Herring had in his possession approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine, 11.5 dosage units of methadone pills and a two 9mm handguns.

He was arrested by LPD on Sawmill Road during a traffic accident investigation that he was involved in.

When Herring was driving his car, he struck a power pole on Sawmill Road and once the Laurel Police Department arrived, it was determined that Herring was driving under the influence of some type of controlled substance and arrested.

A search of Herring and his vehicle yielded the two 9mm handguns, methamphetamine and the methadone pills.

Herring's bond will be set Friday in Laurel Municipal Court by Judge Kyle Robertson.