At least three people were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in Jones County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the arrests went down on Monday as the Jones County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant. Apparently, they searched a house on Sharon Moss Road and found an indoor marijuana growing operation. Christopher Michael Williams, Jeffery Williams and Melissa Wells were arrested in connection with the grow operation.
$10,000 to $15,000 in Marijuana
This search was reportedly part of an ongoing investigation that was initially started back in January. The search and seizure included approximately $10,000 to $15,000 worth of pot, cash, scales, vaporizers, fertilizers, lamps, humidifiers and other types of grow paraphernalia. WJTV News Channel 12 also reports that similar vaporizers were recently confiscated in local high schools too. Law enforcement officials also claim to have seized information with the names of customers as well.
Marijuana Possession, Distribution and Growing Arrests
Although progressive legislation involving the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana is sweeping the country, possession, distribution and manufacturing (growing) marijuana is still illegal in Mississippi. If you're facing any kind of charges involving marijuana, you need to speak with a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible about your case. Draconian drug laws including mandatory minimums mean that even first-time, non-violent offenders can face years or decades in prison. What's going on in other parts of the country doesn't have anything to do with your particular case. Having an experienced and proven criminal defense attorney on your side will be your best asset during a difficult time.
After a Marijuana Grow Arrest
Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney after a marijuana grow arrest needs to be your number-one priority. You need somebody with the experience and case results to back up their claims. These aren't simple misdemeanor charges. You could be facing a lengthy prison sentence and extensive fines.
If you or somebody you love has been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow operation, call the skilled and proven criminal defense attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate consultation.