April 24, 2023

Foot pursuit leads to meth bust in Jones County

Mary Apel

Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents arrested Dondiago Collins, age 47 of Laurel, on Friday on a charge of Aggravated Trafficking of Methamphetamine following a traffic stop and foot pursuit.

JCSD narcotics agents recovered approximately 216 grams of methamphetamine (nearly 1/2 pound) from Collins at the scene and following a subsequent search warrant at his residence. Agents also seized $10,000 in cash and a vehicle during the illegal narcotics investigation.

Collins is incarcerated at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

“We continue to work hard to identify and bring to justice those selling illegal narcotics in Jones County,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin.

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