A Jackson man and woman are facing drug charges after drugs were found inside their home and the woman's purse Thursday, according to a Friday morning news release from the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit.
The unit said Orlando Armond Williamson, 28, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. At 12:30 a.m. Friday, Williamson was being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex, where he awaited arraignment in Jackson City Court.
Belinda E. Jones, 29, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and was issued a misdemeanor citation.
The unit said on Thursday, investigators from the Metro Narcotics Unit served a narcotics search warrant at the home Williamson and Jones share on Moss Drive, in north Jackson. After announcing their authority and purpose for being there, officers entered the residence and made contact with Orlando Williamson as he exited the master bedroom.
As officers entered the master bathroom, they discovered a bag of marijuana lodged in the toilet bowl, where Williamson had attempted to dispose of it before the officers could get inside the house. The plastic bag retrieved from the toilet contained approximately 85.6 grams (three ounces) of marijuana. The search of the house also revealed two digital scales with marijuana residue.
The unit said Belinda Jones was in her car about to leave when the officers approached the residence and was found to have a small amount of marijuana inside her purse.
Anyone with additional information about this case or any other drug activity can call the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit at 731-424-6485 or CrimeStoppers at 731-424-8477.