Drug Bust in Washington | Beaufort County Now | On 02/03/2021, Investigator with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Joshua Brandon Jones, 33 years of age, of 132 Country Drive in Washington. | beaufort county, sheriffs office, drug bust, washington, february 12, 2021

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Drug Bust in Washington

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    On 02/03/2021, Investigator with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Joshua Brandon Jones, 33 years of age, of 132 Country Drive in Washington. Jones was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Ecstasy (MDMA) a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting a Public Officer.

Joshua Brandon Jones
Joshua Brandon Jones Drugs

    Jones' arrest stemmed from Investigators executing a Search Warrant on Jones' residence. Investigator found a marijuana plants, marijuana packaged for resale, Ecstasy (MDMA) pills, cocaine, a Taurus 9 mm pistol and $1,608 in US Currency.

    Jones was detained in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 secured bond.


  • Sheriff Ernie Coleman
  •     Beaufort County Sheriff's Office



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