Habitual Drug Offender sentenced to 30 years

Dewayne RichardsonBreaking News, Mississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenwood, MS – In LeFlore County Circuit Court, Jerence Jones, 38 yoa, pled guilty to multiple counts of possessing narcotics with intent to distribute, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.

Jones had a long history in LeFlore County of being a drug offender. At the time of his conviction, Jerence Jones was charged as a Habitual Offender with convictions dating back over the past 10 years. Agents with the Greenwood Police Department arrested Jones initially in December of 2015 for being in possession of numerous types of narcotics during a traffic stop. After he was able to make bond on this case, Jones was again arrested two months later for once again being in possession of a number of different illegal narcotics with the intent to sell.

Jerence Jones was scheduled to stand trial this week, but he chose to plead guilty before Circuit Court Judge Ashley Hines today. Jones pled guilty to 10 different charges of being in possession of illegal narcotics with the intent to sell or distribute. Judge Hines sentenced Jones to the State’s recommendation of a total of 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Richardson added that, “the Office of the District Attorney appreciates the hard work of the Greenwood Police Department in removing this Habitual Drug Offender from the streets of Greenwood and LeFlore County.”

Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105