JOINT EFFORT & K-9 ORION MADE DRUG BUST AT I-40 BUFFALO EXIT

Working on a tip that a shipment of drugs was headed to Perry County—via a stop at the I-40 Buffalo exit—Drug Investigator Jonathan Kelly began an investigation, and working with Sheriff Nick Weems, asked for cooperation from Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis, who agreed.

The two offices set up a joint effort to nab Brian Powers, 46, of Hickman County, and Brittany Jones, 36, of Perry County when the exchange was made.

Allegedly, Powers wanted to make the delivery at I-40 because Perry County was “too hot” for the deal because of law enforcement, based on statements Powers made in texts.

Using Perry County K-9 Officer Orion, a trained drug dog who “hit” on the vehicle, deputies located 33.5 grams of meth and six oxycodone tablets.

Officers also confiscated two loaded handguns and $2,400 in cash.

Powers and Jones, both convicted felons, were taken into custody and processed into the Humphreys County Jail.

Powers was charged with…….

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