January 5, 2023

Marion man arrested by Lauderdale County SWAT on drug charges after Wednesday warrant

Therese Apel

Jaylon Ruffin

A Marion man is behind bars after the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team served a search warrant early Thursday.

A release from the Lauderdale County Sheriff said the warrant was served in coordination with the Marion Police Department in the 6600 block of Rose Lane.

The warrants were served as a part of an ongoing investigation between the East Mississippi Drug Task Force, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Attorney General Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the release.

Jaylon Ruffin was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility. He has been charged with two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine within 1500 feet of a School and one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a School.

A bond of $25,000 has been set for each of the two Sale of Methamphetamine charges and $50,000 Trafficking in a Controlled Substance charge.

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