Union woman arrested with meth


A Union woman was caught with a felony amount of methamphetamine while going through a roadblock over the weekend, the authorities said.

Candace Lynn Barton, 31, of 10481 Road 244, Union, was arrested on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and driving under a suspended license.

Barton remained in the Neshoba County Detention Center on Monday afternoon and has been denied bond on the felony possession charge.

Sheriff Eric Clark said the arrest came as a result of concentrated patrols in the area of Road 616 and Lynwood community. 

Clark said that during the course of an investigation into a burglary reported at a mobile home in the area on Thursday, May 27, they identified areas that could benefit from increased patrols.

“We had a burglary reported in that community and during our investigation, we identified some things that needed to be addressed,” Clark said. “From time to time we will identify an area where we will do some concentrated patrols whether that is from calls we have gotten from the area or an investigation. Officer presence is the number one deterrent to crime.”

As part of the increased patrols, Clark said they arrested Barton in a roadblock at the intersection of Roads 418 and Road 325. Barton was identified as the driver of a yellow Kia Rio.

Clark said anyone with any information on crimes or potential crimes is encouraged to please call Crime Stoppers at 855-485-8477.

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