September 27, 2023

Jones County Investigators Arrest Man After Finding Indoor Mushroom Grow Operation

Morgan Howard

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on drug and drug trafficking charges after what they found in his possession.

On September 20, narcotics agents arrested 32-year-old Justin Byrd at a home on Sharon Moss Road.

He was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

Investigators said that Byrd was found to be in possession of an indoor mushroom (psilocybin) grow operation and dimethyltryptamine, a schedule 1 narcotic.

Byrd was charged with Possession and Manufacturing of psilocybin and trafficking on dimethyltryptamine.

Byrd also had an enhancement put on his charges as he had a firearm in the home in addition to digital scales and other packaging materials. Byrd’s bond was set at $40,000 in Jones County Justice Court.


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