A pair of separate drug arrests were made at safety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend.

Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said his department made two separate felony arrests on Labor Day in the Hope community on Road 147 while conducting the checkpoints.




Shawn Dougherty, 33, 534 Goat Ranch Road, and Bryson Sam, 21, 1187 Mills Road, were arrested for felony drug charges during two separate traffic stops. 

Waddell said crystal methamphetamine was found on both men during the traffic enforcement checkpoint stops. Dougherty remains in custody at the Neshoba County jail on a $7,500 bond and Sam bonded out on a similar $7,500 bond.

Waddell said the traffic stops also resulted in several misdemeanor arrests as well. 

“We do random security checkpoints looking for impaired drivers and drug violators throughout Neshoba County from time to time,” Waddell said, noting that such efforts ramp up during the holidays.

Other cases reported recently include:

• A deer camera was stolen at a location off of Highway 531 Sunday. Waddell said the camera was recovered, but an investigation continues in the matter. No charges have been filed at this time.

• A report of vandalism to a double-wide trailer on Road 781 was taken Wednesday. According to the victim, several windows were knocked out at the residence and carpet was stolen.

• A report of $1,100 taken out of a victim’s bank account was reported Saturday. The victim, who lives on Road 850, said that the transaction apparently occurred in Pennsylvania.

• A burglary was reported Saturday at a trailer on Road 1361. The victim reports that a gun safe with four guns was stolen from the residence.

• A vehicle burglary was reported Tuesday at a home on Road 248. According to the victim, a computer and a purse were missing from the vehicle.