One arrested on drug and ammunition charges

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On 8-2-20 at approximately 5:32 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported physical disturbance at a residence on Shady Grove Rd. near Grand Ridge. During the course of the investigation Deputies learned that James Leeroy Smith and a female had been up for several days using methamphetamines. As the argument escalated between Smith and others present, he reportedly retrieved a .22 rifle and began shooting into a tree near the house. Consent to search the residence was obtained and Deputies subsequently discovered 5 syringes containing traces of methamphetamines, 12 spoons with wet cotton in them containing traces of methamphetamines, a plastic container with a small amount of liquid methamphetamines, a .22 caliber rifle, and several rounds of live ammunition. The rifle was not in Smith’s custody at the time of arrest, so he was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. Smith was lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

James Leeroy Smith

Male 40 Years of Age, Grand Ridge Florida

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