Former public office candidate arrested on meth charges

JONES COUNTY - A woman who was once on the ballot for public office in Jones County has been arrested after deputies discovered she had marijuana and crystal meth.

Deputies say Jennifer Simpson-Ward was arrested after a routine traffic stop on a private hunting club trail around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

They say they found several drugs, including marijuana and crystal meth, as well as other drug-related things.

We are working to find out what town she was arrested in.

She is scheduled to be in court today.

Her bond is set at $100,000.

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