Brookhaven man’s arrest in Louisiana leads to seizure of drugs

Published 10:33 pm Friday, May 19, 2017

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says the arrest of a Mississippi fugitive has led to the seizure of more than $68,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Sheriff Craig Webre, in a news release, says 36-year-old James Jones was arrested Wednesday in Galliano on a number of felony drug and weapons charges.

Weber says Jones, of Brookhaven, was arrested after receiving a report that he had threatened to harm a woman during a verbal altercation. When he was taken into custody, deputies found three bags on the ground that Jones allegedly threw from a vehicle and a fourth bag inside the car. The bags contained several types of narcotics.

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Authorities say he also had several warrants in Mississippi for charges including assault on a police officer. Bond was set at $132,200.