Itawamba deputies make marijuana arrest

county_itawamba_greenBy Adam Armour

Itawamba Times

Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Fulton man and charged him with several drug-related crimes, including the attempted manufacturing of marijuana.

The arrest took place Thursday afternoon at Midway Marina in Fulton. The suspect, Andrew Josh Blake, 29, allegedly had more than a half-pound of marijuana on a house boat docked there.

More information as it becomes available.

  • barney fife

    Heavens to Murgatroid! A half pound of merrywanna? OMG. Are they serious? Wasting all that kop time and effort on 8 ounces of plant material.
    Are the local kops really proud of themselves for taking a dangerous marijuana addict out of the water?
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    Reform our marijuana laws!

  • Winston Smith

    I really have a hard time viewing a 29 year old guy growing pot on a house boat as a dangerous criminal.. Maybe they should go after people selling and abusing prescription pills? How’s this for a terrifying statistic, “Drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death in 2010. Among
    people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than motor
    vehicle traffic crashes” and that stat is lifted straight off the CDC’s website. http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/overdose/facts.html