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Two in jail after tip leads to $20K in weed seized

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit along with Richland Police arrested two men and seized 6.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana after receiving a tip of illegal drug activity.

The marijuana is valued at $20,000.00

26-year-old Damarion Scott, and 34-year-old Joseph Young, both of Jackson were taken into
custody and face charges of Trafficking Marijuana.

Scott was also wanted out of Georgia for a parole violation for Burglary.

Jail records indicate that Young has been arrested multiple times on drug and other
charges in Hinds County.

“We continue to get tips on illegal activity which lead to arrests in residential areas,” said Major Pete Luke. “Citizens ask for our assistance in restoring a quality of life for their neighborhoods and we want to do our part.”

Photos courtesy of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office:

Joseph Young
Demarion Scott

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