Convicted Felons Arrested With Drugs, Guns
By The Packet
On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, the Lowndes County Sting Unit arrested two suspects for trafficking marijuana and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.
Wednesday afternoon, 25-year-old Demontrell Rontavis Lowe and 25-year-old Roytavius Brunson were both arrested at 1953 Land Road in Columbus after agents went to the residence to serve an arrest warrant on another suspect unrelated to this case. When agents walked up to the front porch of the residence, the front door was standing open, and Lowe and Brunson were sitting in the living room smoking marijuana. The agents then secured the residence and applied for a search warrant for the residence. As a result of the search, approximately 6 pounds of marijuana, 10 grams of meth, an AK47 rifle, and $2,218.00 in cash were recovered.
“You might remember Lowe; he is currently out on bond for his role in an illegal gun and marijuana possession case from April,” Hawkins said. “Back in April, Lowe was one of three suspects who were arrested for possession of marijuana more than one ounce and possession of a stolen firearm. Marijuana and two Glock handguns were recovered during that arrest. Both of the Glock handguns were equipped with a machine gun conversion device called a ‘Glock Switch.’ This device converts the gun into a fully automatic machine gun. One of the Glock handguns had been reported stolen from Neshoba County.”
Prior to April, Lowe had seven previous misdemeanor arrests and seven previous felony arrests, including attempted aggravated assault, possession of a weapon on a school campus, possession of a stolen weapon, conspiracy to commit a crime, and aggravated domestic violence. He is currently out on bond for the April arrest and is also currently under indictment for the aggravated domestic violence charge. Now he faces additional charges, and agents will petition the court to hold Lowe without bond until his trial date.
Brunson is currently on probation with MDOC. He will now face new charges of trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
‘What started as a search for a wanted person ended with some seriously bad drugs taken off the streets. Methamphetamine destroys lives. This so-called low-level, non-violent drug, marijuana, is found at every violent crime scene we go to. When you add these types of guns to the mix, it’s a recipe for disaster. Our community is now a little safer because of the outstanding work by our STING Agents.’ – Eddie Hawkins, Sheriff
If you have knowledge of this case or any additional information, please contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at 662-328-6788 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or access the P3-Tips app by using the following QR Code. You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.