Bay Springs PD arrests three on drug charges

Bay Springs Police Department seized these drugs and drug paraphernalia on June 8 during three arrests that occurred at a residence on Highway 18 East in the city limits.

A “suspicious vehicles” call landed three people in jail last week in Bay Springs, and led the Bay Springs Police Department to the seizure of a sizeable amount of illegal drugs.

According to Bay Springs Police Department Captain Fred Hennington, the department responded to the call at residence 602 Highway 18 East in Bay Springs last Tuesday evening (June 8). When the door of the residence was opened, a heavy aroma of marijuana was noticed, which led to probable cause, said Hennington. Upon entry of the residence, officers allegedly discovered in a bathroom of the home approximately an ounce of crystal methamphetamine, several small bags of marijuana, crack pipes, and other drug paraphernalia.

Robert Michael Jones, 70, of Bay Springs, Joseph Barrett West, 40, of Laurel, and Kaysie L. Graham, 46, of Louin were arrested. Each was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

Jones, already out on a felony bond, was denied bond by Jasper County Justice Court Judge Marvin Jones. He remains behind bars in the Jasper County Jail.

Jones set both West and Graham’s bonds during their initial court appearances at $5,000 apiece. West has been released from jail on bond, and Graham still remains behind bars.