JCSD Narcotics Division and SWAT Teams Execute Search Warrants
On March 10, 2020, the Jones County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division with Sgt. Jake Driskell, Agent Joel Brogan, and Agent Jeff Monk, supported by the Jones County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team under the command of Captain Scott Sims, conducted two no-knock search warrants simultaneously around 4:00am in the Glade and Myrick communities. Sheriff Joe Berlin and Chief Deputy Mitch Sumrall participated in the Narcotics and SWAT briefing at 3:00am and participated in the later narcotics warrant service at a residence in the Myrick Community.
A team of JCSD SWAT deputies and narcotics agents executed a search warrant at #597 Township Road in the Glade Community where narcotics agents had received numerous complaints of drug activity originating from the mobile home. JCSD SWAT deputies performed a no-knock search warrant on the residence and found it to be occupied by four individuals and an infant. The home had an extensive amount of drug paraphernalia present and even homemade BONGS (made from baby bottles) that were being used for smoking illegal narcotics. There was approximately four grams of crystal methamphetamine recovered along with the necessary items to package and sell the crystal methamphetamine. Jones County Sheriff's Department narcotics agents placed Tyler Spratlin, age19, into custody for possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. If anyone is caught with narcotics and a firearm then the penalty of that charge is enhanced due to the presence of the gun. The charge could also be enhanced by being in close proximity to a park, school, or church. Tyler Spratlin will have his initial appearance on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 before a Justice Court Judge.
Another team of Jones County Sheriff's Department SWAT deputies and narcotics agents simultaneously executed a search warrant at #197 Dick Sumrall Road in the Myrick Community where narcotic agents had received numerous complaints of drug activity coming the mobile home at that address. JCSD SWAT deputies performed the no-knock search warrant on the residence and found the residence to be occupied by several individuals. This home also had an extensive amount of drug paraphernalia. There was approximately 4.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine recovered along with the necessary items to package and sell the methamphetamine. JCSD narcotics agents placed Christie Sutfin, age 44, into custody for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. Sutfin will have her initial appearance on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 before a Justice Court Judge. A second person at the residence, Joshua Wilkerson, age 26,, was arrested at the scene for Attempt To Commit A Crime. Additional charges are pending for a third individual who was not present in the residence at the time of the narcotics warrant service.
Drug dealers may sell their drugs in Jones County, but they will not do it comfortably. The Jones County Sheriff's Department will actively seek out drug dealers that are poisoning our society with these illegal narcotics. The Jones County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division is a very proactive narcotics unit, and every day is looking for illegal drug dealers. Just last week, agents of the JCSD Narcotics Division arrested Jabus Allen for sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a church and also possession with intent to distribute. Allen has a trial date set for later this month for another sale of controlled substance charge. Allen's bond was also revoked as he awaits his trial.
Also, Joshua Dale was arrested for sale of a controlled substance with in 1500 feet of a church and he too awaits trial later this month for possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
3/10/2020: Jones County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division agents, supported by JCSD SWAT Team units, have executed two simultaneous narcotics search warrants this morning in eastern Jones County. Sheriff Joe Berlin, Criminal Investigative Division Captain Vince Williams and Narcotics Division Sergeant Jake Driskell will be releasing further information on the locations and those arrested later today. "We executed simultaneous narcotics search warrants at 4:00am this date, one on Township Road and one on Dick Sumrall Road, after numerous complaints of suspected illegal narcotics sale and usage at these two locations," noted Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. He adds, "We've made it very clear we won't tolerate this type of activity in Jones County. Day or night you never know when we are going to come knocking."