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Man arrested, drugs seized

By By Mary-Allison Lancaster Managing editor
Agents from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force arrested a local man on drug charges Thursday afternoon.
Dameion Jarvis Jones, 20, of Brewton was arrested at the Colonial Manor Motel, room 120, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Jones' permanent address was listed as 121 Denny Circle East.
Agents found in Jones' possession 18 plastic bags containing marijuana, 23 plastic bags containing cocaine, a set of scales and $1,200 in cash, according to a Task Force news release.
Jones was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, resisting arrest, escape third degree, assault second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department and the Escambia County District Attorney's Office and the Escambia County Commission make up the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task.
The Task Force receives 75 percent of its funding from a grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice, according to the news release.