On Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant for sale of a controlled substance on Jason Scott Hicks, 39, at his residence on CR 1216 in the Nazareth Community. Upon arrival, officers entered the residence and made contact with Jacob Wayne Porter, 26, who was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Both Hicks and Porter were transported to the Jasper County Jail, where they remain while waiting on their initial appearance before Judge Marvin Jones. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department also ran a search warrant on the residence and the surrounding property controlled be Hicks. Approximately one pound of marijuana, twenty ecstasy pills, and powdered cocaine were discovered and taken into evidence. Stolen firearms were recovered along with more items believed to be stolen. The items seized during the search range from computers to various power tools, welding equipment, and hunting supplies, along with various other items. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department will be documenting the property recovered and attempting to find the rightful owner. If you believe some of these items are yours, please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-764-2588.
I would personally like to thank the following officers of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department for their hard work and dedication: Investigator Jody White, Narcotic Officers Derick Knight and R H Stockman, and Deputies Jeremy Pinson, Larry Hayes, Steven Graeser, Chris McCullough, and Kirk Thornton.