Drug raid results in 2 arrests


County deputies and city police seized firearms, a felony amount of marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash in a drug raid that netted two arrests on the evening of June 8.

Alexis Smith, 29, 12201 County Road 573, Philadelphia, and Demetrius K. Horne, 29, 244 Cora Street, Philadelphia, were charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Both bonded out on Thursday, June 10 on $20,000 bond each.

Sheriff Eric Clark said the arrests came from a search warrant executed on Tuesday, June 8, in the evening by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies and Philadelphia Police Department on a residence in the Sistrunk Trailer Park just off Weyerhaeuser Road.  

The search yielded a felony amount of marijuana, three firearms, $3,068 cash and drug paraphernalia.

“Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with Philadelphia Police Department and other agencies to keep drugs from reaching our teenagers,” Clark said.

Clark said the raid was the result of an investigation that was started on Monday, June 7 when Neshoba County deputies initiated a traffic stop on Weyerhaeuser Road in Philadelphia.

“The traffic stop led to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle,” Clark said. “Information from this stop subsequently started an investigation that produced several misdemeanor marijuana drug charges over the next two days.” 

Those included a stop that revealed a 15-year-old had purchased marijuana from the residence in question, Clark said.

Clark said anyone that has any information about crimes in the area is encouraged to please call Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office at 601-656-1414 or East Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-8477 (TIPS).

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