Deputies: George Co. man caught trying to make homemade bong - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Deputies: George Co. man caught trying to make homemade bong

James Lesley Weaver. (Image source: WLOX News.) James Lesley Weaver. (Image source: WLOX News.)
Violet Schelron Harper. (Image source: WLOX News.) Violet Schelron Harper. (Image source: WLOX News.)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A paper serving process turned into a drug bust in George County last Friday. Officials tell us a sheriff's deputy went to a residence located on the 100 block of Weave Road on Aug. 8, to serve papers to the homeowners.

While knocking on the door, the deputy heard a noise coming from behind the home. When the deputy went back to investigate, he found the homeowner's son, 32-year-old James Lesley Weaver, using a metal grinder to create what authorities say appeared to be a homemade bong. A pipe was also found in plain view.

When the deputy tried to arrest Weaver, officials say he attempted to discard a clear plastic bag containing a crystal like substance. The deputy was able to obtain a search warrant for the shed, where he also found a glass pipe and two firearms.

While searching the property, deputies found 29-year-old Violet Schelron Harper hiding inside the house. Officials said Harper was arrested on two outstanding warrants.

Weaver was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance along with an outstanding warrant.

Both Weaver and Harper were transported to the George County Regional Jail.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hwy. 90 now open after high-speed chase

    Hwy. 90 now open after high-speed chase

    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:15 PM EST2017-12-16 23:15:30 GMT
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    The City of Biloxi announced all lanes of Highway 90 are open following a high-speed police chase on Saturday afternoon. 

    More >>

    The City of Biloxi announced all lanes of Highway 90 are open following a high-speed police chase on Saturday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Prison shake-up uncovers pecan pie, drugs and more

    Prison shake-up uncovers pecan pie, drugs and more

    Saturday, December 16 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-12-16 16:07:54 GMT
    Authorities found a surprising medley of items during a recent prison shake-up in Parchman, including a pecan pie. (Source: MS Dept. of Correction)Authorities found a surprising medley of items during a recent prison shake-up in Parchman, including a pecan pie. (Source: MS Dept. of Correction)

    Officers were in for a sweet surprise during a prison shake-up at Parchman this week. Aside from illegal drugs, phones and tobacco, authorities also found a pie. 

    More >>

    Officers were in for a sweet surprise during a prison shake-up at Parchman this week. Aside from illegal drugs, phones and tobacco, authorities also found a pie. 

    More >>
  • Gulfport woman found safe

    Gulfport woman found safe

    Saturday, December 16 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-12-16 15:42:30 GMT
    If you've seen Latasha Alaynee Moran, please call Gulfport Police at (228) 868-5959.  (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)If you've seen Latasha Alaynee Moran, please call Gulfport Police at (228) 868-5959. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

    A Gulfport woman who was reported missing is now safe.

    More >>

    A Gulfport woman who was reported missing is now safe.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly