Crime

Morning drug raid leads to 18 suspects arrested

LUCEDALE- During an early morning drug raid 18 suspects were arrested and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy expects there to be more. 

Federal and state law enforcement teamed up to execute arrest warrants on George county residents after a 6-month investigation. The investigation included street-level distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs.

“I want the people of Mississippi to know that MBN continues to work aggressively with its local and federal partners to purge our communities of drugs and the people who sell them Drug dealers are hereby put on notice: if you sell drugs, we are coming after you, so start looking over your shoulder… your time is coming,” Director Dowdy said.

All 18 suspects were taken into custody and transported to the George County Regional Correctional Facility, and are being held pending their initial appearances in George County Justice Court.

Those arrested:

Arrested were: Carl K. Blackston, 57, sale of a controlled substance; Roy Davis, 29, possession of a controlled substance; Jeannette L. Dennis, 59, three counts of sale of a controlled substance; Von R. Dunham, 51, transfer of a controlled substance; Robert C. Estep, 67, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Larry E. Fairley, 58, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Kendall L. Hardin, 43, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Dontay T. Jack, 34, sale of a controlled substance; Teri M. Lambert, 30, possession of a controlled substance; Darrell W. Lawrence,62, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Voin E. McDaniel Jr., 31, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Beverly McDowell, 36, sale of a controlled substance; Matthew B. McKissick, 30, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Carla D. Riley, 35, sale of a controlled substance;Aaron J. Stokley, 24, sale of a controlled substance; Howard Street, 57, two counts of sale of a controlled substance; Jacob D. Stringer, 26, two counts of possession of a controlled substance; and Christine B. Thomas,36, possession of a controlled substance.

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