Drug raid on Tyrone Drive

Published 3:12 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Prentiss Police Department with the help of DEA, HIDTA, Lamar County Sheriff’s Department,  Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at 751 Tyrone Drive in Prentiss Saturday morning.

According to authorities, there has been an ongoing investigation on that address after several narcotics arrests led back to that location.

A large quantity of meth, marijuana, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and Ecstasy was confiscated, along with  drug paraphernalia, cash and a hand gun.

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Officers estimate the street value to be over $40,000.

Eric Jones was arrested without incident and charged with possession of a controlled substance,  three counts trafficking a controlled substance with intent while in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Also arrested was Chistopher Fairley. Fairley was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

“I would like to thank the DEA, HIDTA, Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, MBN and the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department for assisting in executing the search warrant on Tyrone Drive. This has been an onoing investigation that has finally come to a favorable end,” said Prentiss Police Chief Joe Bullock.

Due to the large amount of illicit drugs, Eric Jones is now in federal custody.

Prentiss detective Richard Browning spearheaded the investigation. “If you are setting up shop inside the Prentiss City Limits, you might want to re-think it, because your days are numbered.”

“We will not tolerate it.”