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Four arrested for drug trafficking

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    Marijuana, meth, ecstasy, a gun and cash were found in the vehicle with the four suspects. CONTRIBUTED
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    Kelli M. Sterling
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    Jarvis L. Holloway
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    Anitra N. Miller
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    Jacorey M. Holloway
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    A Smith & Wesson .38 (left) and a half-pound of marijuana were recovered in the July 28 undercover operation. CONTRIBUTED
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Four suspects are currently in the Jones County jail facing multiple charges, including trafficking, due to the teamwork of Jones County officers.

Kelli Michelle Sterling, 41, Jarvis Latrell Holloway, 35, Anitra Nicole Miller, 44, and Jacorey Martavious Holloway were arrested July 28, and charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of a firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, possession of arms by convicted felons and first offender probationers and possession of a schedule I drug (ecstasy) with the intent to distribute.

Sterling, Jarvis Holloway and Miller were also charged with possession of methamphetamine, and Jacorey Holloway was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

Sterling is from Lizella, and the other three suspects gave Macon addresses.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Barron Hall said the arrests were pursuant to an ongoing investigation. He said he was in contact with Jarvis Holloway as part of an undercover operation. Holloway was to bring two ounces of methamphetamine and half of a pound of marijuana to the parking lot of a store in Haddock.

Hall said he and investigators Crystal Murphy, Robert Reece, deputy Jason Douglas, Lt. Travis Douglas and officers with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force set up surveillance at the store. He said they watched a car he believed to contain Holloway pull into the parking lot and leave.

The investigator said, after the car left, he texted Holloway and asked him where he was. Hall said the suspect’s reply was, “I saw your people.”

Lt. Travis Douglas immediately issued a ‘be on the look out’ message for the vehicle.

Hall said Deputy Boisey Hunt spotted the car on Gray Highway near Joycliff Road and conducted a traffic stop.

The investigator said Sgt. Marty Brownlee and K-9 deputy Casey Carr responded to the traffic stop with JCSO drug dog, Ella. He said Ella alerted on the vehicle, which was then searched. Hall said items found inside the car included two ounces of methamphetamine, a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver, ecstasy, one half pound of marijuana and approximately $1,700 in cash.

The driver and the three passengers in the car were taken into custody.