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Jones county investigators stop active meth lab

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - The following is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

On April 18, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm, Jones County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators traveled to a residence on Blondie Road to follow up on complaints of chemical smells coming from the area.

They spoke with the owner of the property, Dennis Donald, 49 . He advised that there was nothing on the property and he didn’t have anything to do with drugs.

However, days before, Narcotics Investigators had purchased methamphetamine from him and it was known Donald was on MDOC probation for possession of methamphetamine. Donald’s methamphetamine transaction was captured on video.

Investigators came in contact with Jerry Lindsey, 49, who also was on the property. Both consented to a search of the area.

Paraphernalia was immediately discovered inside a shed on the property and what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab inside of a barbeque grill. Investigators also discovered several precursors.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics was contacted to come to the scene and dispose of the left over lab materials.

Donald and Lindsey were taken into custody. Lindsey was charged with Possession of Precursors and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

His bond was set at $25,000 per charge ($50,000 total). Donald was charged with Possession of Precursors, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and Sale of Controlled Substance.

His bond was set at $25,000 per charge ($75,000 total).



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