Marijuana, firearms seized by deputies at weekend roadblock


A significant amount of marijuana resulted in two arrests and the confiscation of a firearm and cash at a weekend roadblock set up by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office northeast of Philadelphia, officials said.

Javaskic J. Brown, 25, 5409 Hopewell Road, DeKalb, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under a suspended license and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the authorities said.

He remains in the Neshoba County Jail on $10,000 bond and has been denied bond on the firearm possession charge.

Joseph Beard, 26, 10090 Country Lane Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Beard remains in the jail on a $10,000 bond.

Sheriff Eric Clark said that both men were caught with a significant amount of marijuana.

He said they were apprehended at a safety checkpoint on County Road 632 near Highway 482 in the Steele Town community near Sandtown on Saturday, July 10 late in the evening.

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