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Accused Jones County meth dealer turns himself in

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Mark Justin Smith Mark Justin Smith
TRENTON, N.C. -

A Jones County man who deputies believe operated a meth lab in his home turned himself into authorities Friday morning.

Mark Justin Smith was taken into custody and received no bond. He went before a judge, who reduced his bond to $150,000.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says they discovered a meth lab at Smith's home Wednesday evening.

Deputies said if Smith had been at home at the time of the drug bust, he would have been arrested then.

Narcotics investigators from Jones County, assisted by Lenoir and Carteret County lawmen, executed a search warrant at 275 Pine Street in Trenton.

They say they located an active meth lab, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Investigators say they seized prescription narcotics and marijuana infused Krispie treats.

Smith was charged with:

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell & Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possess/distribute Meth Precursors
  • Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The SBI was called in to assist and clean up crews were brought to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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