Deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

Deputies arrest suspected drug dealer


A Philadelphia man out on bond for other drug-related charges has been denied bond after he was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Alprazolam, Hydrocodone and selling drugs, the authorities said.

The man, Chad Cumberland, 33, 10121County Road 2826, was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled substance and three counts of possession with intent to distribute. 

On Thursday, July 14 Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cumberland in the North Bend community, Sheriff Eric Clark said. 

“Originally, deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call near Road 2826 around midnight,” Clark said. “Upon arriving, deputies noticed suspicious activity at 10121 Road 2826.”  

Deputies reportedly observed a white male subject make an exchange with a male from within the residence. The male exited the residence and proceeded to leave in his vehicle.  

Deputies executed a traffic stop and recovered a bag of clear crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine from the suspect.  

Clark said the white male had purchased what is known as an “8 ball” of methamphetamine for $80.00. He said an 8 ball is usually between three and three-and-a-half grams.

Deputies watching the house made contact with Cumberland inside the residence. 

Clark said Cumberland was found in possession of $80.00 in his front pocket, a large amount of methamphetamine, Alprazolam, Hydrocodone and paraphernalia, including the scales he used to weigh the most recent drug transaction.

Cumberland was out on bond on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony. He was originally picked up on those charges in mid-May of last year. Cumberland is also out on a felony bond from Oktibbeha County for trafficking a controlled substance.

Cumberland is currently being held in the Neshoba County Detention Center after the bond was denied by Neshoba County Justice Court Judge Paul Payne. 

“Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to monitor drug activity in this community,”Clark said.

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