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Fairmont man faces charge for drugs

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Jeremy Jonas Jones, 43, has been charged with one count of drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On November 20, 2020, Fairmont police officers executed a search warrant in the 300 block of East Tenth Street in Fairmont. An officer began knocking on the front door of the residence. The officer heard a voice coming from inside the residence, so he continued knocking and announced his presence again.

The officer heard what sounded like someone running inside the home. The officer opened the door and as he and other officers entered, a male party was observed sitting on a couch. The man was detained.

As officers entered the basement of the house, they observed another man lying on a bed. That man was detained. Near the immediate area of the second man, officers discovered numerous pipes which later tested positive for meth. Officers further discovered other pieces of drug paraphernalia and baggies that tested positive for meth.

Officers continued searching the residence and located Jones hiding in the basement behind a table located behind a furnace. Jones was detained, and officers discovered numerous baggies that tested positive for meth in the Jones’ bedroom in the residence.

A review of Jones’ criminal history shows a prior conviction for controlled substance crimes in 2014.

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