Laurel P.D. Makes Sizeable Drug Bust - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Laurel P.D. Makes Sizeable Drug Bust

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JONES COUNTY, Miss. - The Laurel Narcotics Division is responsible for getting a sizable amount of drugs off the streets.

"This actually comes out of a drug dealers hands, that was actually on our streets. Illicit drugs that were actually finding a way into our community and into the hands of citizens and potentially our children," said Sgt. Michael Reaves, Laurel Narcotics Division.


A seven month investigation led to the recovery of meth and cocaine, with a street value of $70,000.

Three individuals are in jail facing charges of possession with intent to distribute.

The narcnarcoticsision says the ring leader, identified as JoJo Porter was arrested, then released on $10,000 bond.

Authorities expect to make more arrest in this case.

In addition to the drugs they also seized an undisclosed amount of cash and other drug paraphernalia.
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