Local woman arrested with fentanyl

Local woman arrested with fentanyl


A local woman was arrested and charged with a host of charges after approaching a safety checkpoint here on the wrong side of the road late last month, authorities say.

The woman, Beverly Ann Cumberland, 57, of 10121 Road 2826, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, careless driving and no insurance.

She bonded out of the Neshoba County Detention Center on a bond of $11,000 on Jan. 28.

Sheriff Eric Clark said deputies encountered Cumberland at a safety checkpoint at the intersection of Road 781 and Road 624 in the North Bend community at 11:55 a.m. on Jan. 27.

Deputies stopped Cumberland when she approached the checkpoint driving on the wrong side of the road. She said she was on her way to Meridian.

Clark said deputies clocked “a lot of clues” Cumberland was under the influence. 

Clark said Cumberland kept fidgeting with her purse alerting deptuies to the possibillity she was hiding a weapon or something illegal.

A search of her purse found two syringes loaded with fentanyl solution, five unloaded syringes, a small glass vial of fentanyl solution, a glass pipe and misdemeanor amounts of several prescription pills.

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