3 arrested on felony drug charges
More arrests are possible after three people were arrested on felony drug charges after an investigation led to a search warrant over the weekend at a residence in the Zephyrhill community, according to Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark.
Clark said the although no further arrests have been made, evidence was collected that could lead to further arrests.
“This early morning raid was an effort to combat drug trafficking and renew our pledge to fight drugs in our county,” Clark said. “This investigation will now broaden, as the recovered media and digital data will be analyzed in an effort to bring others to justice.”
The following were arrested in the weekend raid, according to Clark:
• Kendra S. Henderson, 10052 Road 157, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
• Patrick L. Morris, 10052 Road 157, trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm (.9mm Taurus) by a felon.
• Sam Proctor, Jr., 10052 Road 157, trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Clark said all three suspects have been issued bond as of Tuesday.
On Saturday, May 13 Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 10052 Road 157 just after 1:00 a.m.
“Those purchasing narcotics from this residence should take notice and expect future arrests, as part of the continued investigation,” Clark said.
The search warrant uncovered about five ounces of methamphetamine, one gram of cocaine, five ounces of marijuana, a Taurus .9mm handgun, a scoped Marlin .22 WMR rifle, and $2,292.00 in cash, Clark said.
Deputies also located items consistent with a drug distribution operation in the residence, including digital scales, baggies, pipes, torches, and a communications system used to control deliveries.
Clark said his office has received direct complaints of ongoing drug activity in this part of the county.
“Even though these amounts don’t sound like a lot, it answers the complaints coming in from this community,” Clark said. “I have had people come to me and tell me, ‘We have a problem on our road.’ I respond, illegal drug sales are a problem that continues to plague our communities and the Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies are committed to helping rid these areas of drug dealers.”
If you have any information on criminal activity in the Neshoba County, call 601-656-1414 or East Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-8477.