7 arrested in weekend meth busts

7 arrested in weekend meth busts

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Despite freezing temperatures and more than a dusting of snow in some parts off the county, Sheriff’s deputies made seven felony methamphetamine arrests over the weekend.

“The biggest thing we face daily is the methamphetamine crisis,” Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said. 

Wesley Miles, 24, and Samuel Joseph Miles, 32, both of 11631 Road 383 were both arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and disturbance of a family on Sunday, Jan. 16, around 6 p.m.

Clark said that they were arrested when deputies responded to a call of disturbance of a family at their cousin’s residence on Road 383, also known as Fork Road. 

Clark said that Miles also had a failure to appear charge.

Jail records show that neither man has received bond as of Tuesday morning for the felony possession charges and they both remain in the Neshoba County Detention Center.

Billy Derrell Edwards, 54, of 10061 Road 226 was arrested and charged on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 15, with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and a warrant for possession of marijuana in a vehicle. 

Clark said that Edwards was arrested when deputies were serving a warrant for possession of marijuana in a vehicle at his Road 226 residence. 

Edwards remains in the Neshoba County Detention Center on $16,800 in bond total.

Marco R. Thomas, 45, 986 Blackjack Road, was arrested and charged around 2 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, failure to yield to blue lights, careless driving, seat belt violation, no driver's license, no insurance and improper equipment.

Clark said that Thomas was pulled over on Highway 16 west when a deputy noticed his vehicle had no tag.

Kendall Natasha Ben, 37, 186 Rolling Hills Circle, a passenger in the vehicle with Thomas, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and failure to pay fines.

Clark said that when the deputy pulled Thomas over he noticed several baggies on the floor of the car containing a crystal substance believed to be meth.

Both Thomas and Ben remain in the county jail.

Adam Devine Jr., 26, 20407 Highway 15 South, Union, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Clark said that deputies encountered Devine near the intersection of Road 492 and Highway 19 south near House Grocery on Jan. 15.

Devine remains in custody on $37,000 in bond.

Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, Michael Brian Jackson, 28, 104 Wolf Trail, Choctaw, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and contempt of court.

Clark said that deputies encountered Jackson at a checkpoint on Highway 16 west.

Jail records show that Jackson remains in custody on $15,800 in bond.

Clark said that inclement weather prevented his deputies from being as proactive as they would usually be. He said that four of the arrests came from traffic stops, two from a disturbance call and one from serving a warrant.

“The weather was horrible and the deputies were reactive this weekend instead of their proactive norm,” Clark said.





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