March 30, 2023

Jones County Sheriff makes four separate drug arrests

Mary Apel

Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents arrested four individuals during separate operations this week.

On Monday, March 27th, Kelvin Nixon, Jr., age 25 of Heidelberg, was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 84 East near Magnolia Road. Nixon was found to be in possession of approximately 6 grams of methamphetamine and is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent To Distribute. He was out of jail on bond on a previous charge of Sale of Fentanyl. Nixon’s bond has now been revoked.

Also on Monday, March 27th, JCSD narcotics agents arrested Wesley Smith, age 38 of Laurel, on a charge of Trafficking A Controlled Substance and a Bench Warrant. Smith was found to be in possession of 90 grams of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday, March 28th, JCSD narcotics agents arrested John Gage, age 35 of Laurel, on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Xanax).

On Wednesday, March 29th, JCSD narcotics agents arrested Thomas “Tippy” Milsap, age 63 of the Hebron Community, on charges of Trafficking A Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), Weapon Possession By A Felon, and Possession Of A Controlled Substance (suspected Fentanyl) With Intent To Distribute While In Possession Of A Firearm.

All four individuals are currently incarcerated at the Jones County Sheriff’s Department Adult Detention Facility.

“We continue to press the fight against illegal narcotics in Jones County,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. He adds, “Our narcotics agents are doing an excellent job in identifying, building cases, and arresting those who break the law with regard to illegal narcotics.”

JCSD narcotics agents Sergeant Jake Driskell, Agent Joel Brogan, Agent Chase Smith, and Agent Andrew Yates were involved in the illegal narcotics arrests.

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