Two charged with drug possession
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 AM
Two Neshoba County residents were arrested on felony drug charges after being stopped by Sheriff's deputies last Friday.
Officers from the Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol were performing a driver's safety checkpoint on Mississippi 19 north near Pearl River at 1:35 p.m. on Friday where the arrests were made, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
While performing checks, John Harvey, 34, of 11591 Marty Stuart Dr., drove up and it was obvious he was high, Waddell said.
The officers pulled Harvey aside and patted him down, he said, and discovered on his person crystal methamphetamine.
Harvey was arrested and charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine and misdemeanor driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol.
Waddell said Harvey was released Monday on $15,000 bond.
Also on Friday, deputies arrested Francis Smith, 54, of 11610 Marty Stuart Dr., and charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance.
A call came in that day of a suspicious vehicle parked on county Road 397 in the Arlington community, the sheriff said.
When deputies arrived at 2 p.m. they discovered Smith parked on the side of the road.
After running his name, the deputies found he was out on bond on several misdemeanor charges.
"They patted him down and found seven to eight morphine tablets on him," Waddell said. "They're a popular prescription drug to misuse and sell. The going rate is about $10 a pill."
Smith was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
He remains in the Neshoba County Jail on $15,000 bond.