Traffic stop nets felony possession of meth

A Meridian man has been charged with felony possession following a traffic stop last week.

Jerry Mike Dooley, 44, of 7950 Pinespring Road Lot A, Meridian, was charged last Thursday with felony possession of methamphetamine, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

"We got a call in about a careless driver, possibly intoxicated," he said.

After the vehicle was located, deputies pulled Dooley over on Mississippi 15 south near the Linwood and McDonald exit.

The sheriff said after being stopped officers found methamphetamine in the driver's area concealed within a cigarette pack stuffed into the console.

Assisting with the stop were members of the Philadelphia Police Department and Union Police Chief Billy Pat Walker, Waddell added.

Dooley was charged and carried to the Neshoba County Jail. He has been released on $10,000 bond and the case has been turned over to the grand jury.

Couple charged with posession of Ecstasy

A Philadelphia man and a Carthage woman have been charged with felony possession of Ecstasy.

Randall James Jenkins, 29, of 10660 Road 2826, and Angela Deshay Cooper, 28, of 5842 Ebenezer Road, Carthage, were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday, May 6, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

With the assistance of the Philadelphia Police Department, Sheriff's deputies were conducting a safety checkpoint around 12:53 a.m. at the Beacon Street and Poplar Avenue intersection Tuesday when a vehicle carrying the two pulled up.

"They tried to conceal [the drugs] but they couldn't hide all of it," the sheriff said.

The two were arrested and Jenkins was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Cooper remains in the Neshoba County Jail on $15,000 bond while bond has not been set for Jenkins.

Alabama woman charged with grand larceny

A Tuscaloosa woman has been charged with grand larceny after stealing money from a casino patron.

Regina Ann Hirschey, 43, of 634 35th St., Tuscaloosa, Ala., was charged last week with grand larceny, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

Hirschey is charged with stealing $633 from a man playing the slot machines at Pearl River Resort on Aug. 16, 2013.

"She cashed out at another players machine," Waddell said.

Following the incident the victim filed charges and provided a video of Hirschey to the authorities. This, along with surveillance video provided by the casino, was enough to provide Hirschey's name. A warrant for her arrest soon followed.

"We did a record check and she had several aliases," the sheriff said, noting that, unfortunately, Hirschey had fled.

Hirschey remained on the wanted list until this past April when she was picked up in Birmingham for a traffic stop.

After extradition was waived members of the Sheriff's department traveled to Birmingham and picked her up.

She is out on $5,000 bond. She has also been banned from the casino.

Philadelphia man flees police in vehicle, on foot

A Philadelphia man has been charged with felony fleeing, among other charges, after running from police last week.

Samuel Boler, 22, of 256 Lewis Ave., has been charged with felony fleeing, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, failure to comply and open container, Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said.

The incident occurred last Tuesday during a traffic stop on Lakeside Drive.

During the stop, Boler fled the scene and continued on to Pearl Street before getting out of the vehicle and continued on foot.

Police arrested him soon after.