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On October 10, 2018 Jones County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators went to an address on Ovett-Moselle Road to execute a warrant for the arrest of Joseph Stringer, 32 ofLaurel, for drug related charges.


Upon arrival investigators made contact with Stringer,who was taken into custody on his warrants. Investigators were also able to locate approximately 43 grams of Methamphetamine, several ounces of Marijuana, and Ecstasy at the residence. Investigators also located a .38 caliber pistol in Stringer’spocket at the time of his arrest. Investigators believe that Stringer was running a business out of his homeselling and shipping itemsto cover up the traffic from him selling narcotics.


Stringer is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, and three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance.  Additional charges are pending.His initial appearance is scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00pm at Jones County Justice Court.


Investigatorsreceived numerous complaints and information on Stringer in regardsto illegal narcotics from the Neighborhood Watch and community in Moselle.


From information obtained through Stringer’s arrest,investigators will be following up and more arrestsmay be forthcoming.

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