Laurel man charged with trafficking after Friday morning raid

Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Moses McDonald, 43, of Laurel, after a...
Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Moses McDonald, 43, of Laurel, after a Friday morning raid for trafficking a controlled substance.(Jones County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 2:33 PM CDT
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JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A 43-year-old man, from Laurel, is in custody after being charged with trafficking a controlled substance following a Friday morning raid.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department executed two search warrants Friday morning in the 300 block of Eastview Drive in the Powers community.

”We had intelligence that Moses McDonald was involved in trafficking significant amounts of methamphetamine,” JCSD Narcotics Division Sergeant Jake Driskell said. “During the search of two adjacent Eastview Drive residences, we located and seized 7.2 ounces, which is almost 1/2 pound, of meth.”

Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies seized nearly a half pound of methamphetamine during...
Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies seized nearly a half pound of methamphetamine during a Friday morning raid in Laurel.(Jones County Sheriff's Department)

McDonald will remain at the Jones County Jail pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

“Moses McDonald is charged with trafficking a controlled substance - meth,” Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin said. “He has been on our radar for some time.

“It takes time to build a case on some of these illegal narcotics dealers, but we are very patient , very thorough, and have long memories.”

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