Man facing meth, cocaine charges

Man facing meth, cocaine charges


A Philadelphia man, one of 37 suspects arrested in May as part of a meth, cocaine and marijuana ring, now faces additional drug charges, the authorities said.

Dexter MaGee, 31, of 532 Valley View Drive, was arrested and charged on the afternoon of Nov. 17 with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance for marijuana and ecstasy and two warrants for malicious mischief.

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said MaGee was denied bond because he was already out on bond after his May arrest on two charges of conspiracy to commit a felony in relation to Operation High Life in May.

To date, 37 of 38 targets are been arrested in relation to the drug ring officials said is responsible for running methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana through the county. 

Clark said MaGee was originally served warrants last week at his home on Valley View Drive for malicious mischief when the deputy detected signs of a possible controlled substance in the house. 

Clark said the house was then secured, and a warrant was obtained to search the premises on Nov. 17 for illegal drugs.

The search found a felony amount of marijuana and eight dosage units of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and Clark said that possession of more than two dosage units is a felony amount.

Officers also found around $1,900 in cash, paraphernalia and five firearms. Clark said the paraphernalia included items such as scales and baggies for distribution. Clark said he did not anticipate any further charges being brought against MaGee though the items found would enhance the controlled substance charges.

MaGee remained in the Neshoba County Detention Center on Monday afternoon.

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