Sheriff’s deputies seize large amount of meth after traffic stop


A traffic stop in east Neshoba County netted a large amount of meth along with other drug charges last week.

Dana Clemons, 57, 137 Odie Jim Road, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, an indictment, possession of controlled substance, failure to appear and no driver's license.

Merrill Joseph Cotton, 35, 128 Bell Road, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

Denyunha Willis, 19, 13222 Highway 488, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Eric Clark said that the arrests came in connection with a traffic stop on the afternoon of Friday, June 18 near Cooks Chapel United Methodist Church on Highway 491.

He said suspects were in a white Chevy Impala driven by Clemons. 

“A significant amount of methamphetamine was discovered during the stop,” Clark said.

Two pistols were also seized, he said.

Willis was released from the Neshoba County Detention Center the following day.

Cotton is being held on $15,600 in bond and Clemons on $15,000.

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