SEVERAL BUSTED IN RAID
On November 27, 2018 Jones County Narcotics Division, along with members of the Investigative Division and Patrol, executed an arrest warrant for Bobby Gardner, 35 of Taylorsville, and a search warrant for the residence on Forest Holifield Road. Upon arrival, deputies encountered several people on the property. William Agee saw law enforcement pulling up and got inside a truck, inside that truck was a gun. Upon investigation it was discovered Agee was a convicted felon. He was taken into custody and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Paraphernalia, he also has a misdemeanor charge in Smith County. Gardner was taken into custody for two counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance.
While at the residence various drug paraphernalia were discovered as well as marijuana.
Others taken into custody were Donald Popejoy, 50 of Taylorsville, charged with Possession of Paraphernalia; Derrick Moore, 30 of Taylorsville, for Possession of Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant in Jones County; Tylcetia Blakley, 19 of Taylorsville, for Disorderly Conduct; and Letasca Owens, 40 of Taylorsville for Possession of Marijuana.
With information provided by the investigation at the Forest Holifield, later in the evening Narcotics Investigators went to a residence on Service Road and saw a vehicle Ellisville Police Department was looking for that was believed to have been involved in a commercial burglary. Investigators contacted Ellisville Police Department and spoke with residents at the address. An onsite investigation revealed Blake Cooley, 26 of Soso was in possession of paraphernalia – he was taken into custody. Jennifer Albritton, 32 of Waynesboro, was taken into custody and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Thank you to the Smith County Sheriff’s Department and Ellisville Police Department for their involvement in the investigations and subsequent arrests.