Two Jones County man are behind bars on unrelated drug charges.
James Rose, 23, of Ellisville was arrested Friday night after complaints of illegal drug activity at his home. Authorities said they found marijuana, guns, and drug paraphernalia. Rose is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. Also in Jones County, John Monk, 19, was arrested for manufacturing illegal drugs in the new Laurel Motel on Highway 11.
Authorities said they got several calls about an odd smell coming from room 110. Deputies said they found several duffle bags packed with precursors. Monk is in the Jones County Jail awaiting bond.