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Three Mount Vernon Men Charged in Drug Bust

Officers from the Oconee Drug Task Force, the Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects on September 17 after executing a search warrant at a residence in Mount Vernon. Seized in the search was a large amount of cash, marijuana, and firearms. Arrested were Deron Malik Jackson, Taven Ty­continued from page

jae Johnson, and Timothy Jermaine Thomas, all of Mount Vernon.

All three men were charged with participation in Criminal Gang Activity, Possession of Drug Related Objects, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Firearms During the Commission of a Crime. Thomas was also charged with Sale of Marijuana.

The suspects appeared for a preliminary arraignment before Montgomery County Magistrate Ashley Thornton, who set bonds at $37,5000 for Johnson; at $27,500 for Jackson; and $27,500 for Thomas. All three suspects are being held in the Treutlen County Jail.

Timothy Jermaine Thomas

Deron Malik Jackson

Taven Tyjae Johnson

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