May 2, 2014

Drug operation goes to pot


A drug ledger, four ounces of marijuana, and a large amount of cash are the evidence held against a Laurel man now charged with drug trafficking.

James Jones, 53, of East 4th Street in London, was arrested Tuesday around 6:15 p.m. for trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Jones was arrested by Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back on Fisherman Cove Road, approximately six miles north of London, following the discovery of the illegal weed.

Jones was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. He is held under a $1,000 cash bond and has a hearing date of May 13 in Laurel District Court.

Assisting on the arrest were Detective James Sizemore, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Robbie Grimes, and Deputy Daniel Grigsby.

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