Meridan woman faces felony drug charge

A Meridian woman has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after being arrested by Sheriff's deputies last week.

Patti Michelle Sharp, 49, of 7537 State Blvd., Meridian, was charged with failure to yield for blue lights, felony possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, first offense, refusal.

Sheriff Tommy Waddell said his deputies received a call about a reckless driver traveling east on Mississippi 16 west at around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 27.

The deputies pulled over the vehicle and discovered Sharp, allegedly driving under the influence, Waddell said.

Sharp remains in the Neshoba County jail under $32,000 bond.

Man charged in theft of 4-wheeler

A Neshoba County man has been charged in connection with the theft of a 4-wheeler and the attempted theft of a trailer filled with tools from the home of the county coroner.

Mark S. Townsend, 36, of 11580 Road 2610, has been charged with grand larceny, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

The incident was reported Monday at 5:30 a.m.

Townsend is accused of going to the Zephyrhill community home of Allen Collins, the county coroner, and loading tools from a shed onto a utility trailer parked nearby and then attempting to use a 4-wheeler from the home to haul the trailer away.

"When the subject left the residence he missed the driveway and the trailer ended up in a ditch," Waddell said.

"The 4-wheeler was unhooked and taken. It was later found in a wooded area off Mississippi 16 west near the Pow Wow.

Townsend remains in the Neshoba County jail.