Federal, State, Local Agencies Conduct Drug Roundup

Agents of federal, state, and local agencies served or attempted to serve 46 warrants in a Lauderdale County drug roundup that started early Wednesday morning.

The Drug Enforcement Agency, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and U.S. Marshal's Office were involved, along with the East Mississippi Drug Task Force, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Meridian Police Department.

"The ripple effect of this day is that the individuals we now have in custody, their associates, their acquaintances, and their dealers are now going to be concerned as to what information we may gather from interviews in this investigation," said Sheriff Billy Sollie.

Sollie said the probe began locally, but DEA and MBN were called in for manpower and resources when the investigation grew too large for local agencies to handle on their own. The investigation has been ongoing for two years.

"We concentrate on organizations, not just individual dope dealers," said Joel Reece of the Drug Enforcement Agency. "Because we've found that, to really have an impact on the community and bettering the lives of the citizens of the community, you have to so-called cut the snake off at the head. That's taking organizations down from the top. And this investigation has certainly done that."

"We always like to send a message to the drug traffickers out there that if you continue to do what you're doing on the street, I promise you we're going to continue what we're doing. And we will change your zip code," said Marshall Fisher of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Name State Charge Federal Charge
Kenny Wooten 1 count sale of crack cocaine Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, 3 counts Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Detrine Hudson 1 count sale of crack cocaine 2 counts possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Robbie Tims Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Chicontee Davis * Possession w/ intent to distribute marijuana
Billy Jackson * 1 count sale of cocaine
Jackie Irby * 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Darren Nathaniel Grace Conspiracy to damage property of the U.S. Government
Jerry Djuan Williams Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute over 5 grams of crack cocaine
2 counts possession w/ intent to distribute over 5 grams of crack cocaine
Bobby Lewis 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
Rodney Moody 2 counts possession w/ intent to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine
Robert Dewayne Almond 1 count sale of controlled substance
Jermaine Scott 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
Keith Grant * 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Otis James Brown Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Anthony T. Dockery 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Calvin Hall 1 count sale of marijuana
Roger Hearn * Sale of cocaine within 1500 feet of a church
Dewayne Pruitt 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine
Richard Charles Edwards 2 counts sale of crack cocaine Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Angelo Bell * Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, 2 counts Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
William K. Spears 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Kendrell Roberts * 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
Rodrick Tingle 1 count sale of marijuana
Steve Anthony * 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Arnold Altman 1 count sale of marijuana, possession over 1 ounce of marijuana
Riddell Seals 1 count sale of controlled substance
Dewey Grace * 2 counts sale of crack cocaine Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Lewis Langston 1 count sale of marijuana, felon in possession of a weapon
Demetrick H. Hopson * 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Hernanden Campbell 1 count sale of cocaine
Chadrick Hall 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Fred Campbell 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
Torre Mandrell Clark * 1 count sale of marijuana
1 count sale of cocaine
Donna McElroy Sale of crack cocaine
Conspiracy to sell crack cocaine
Kevin Mandelle Nix Possession w/ intent to distribute crack cocaine
Albert Hicks 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Darryl Clark 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Michael Gowdy 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Name State Charge Federal Charge
Nelson S. Robert 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
1 count possession of crack cocaine w/ intent to distribute
Jeffrey Mason 1 count sale of crack cocaine Possession w/ intent to distribute over 5 grams crack cocaine
Raylandus Lynch 2 counts sale of crack cocaine
James Green * 1 count sale of crack cocaine
Curtis Grace * Conspiracy to damage property of the U.S. Government
Marvin Hayes Conspiracy to possess w/ intent to distribute 50 grams of crack cocaine
Possession w/ intent to distribute over 50 grams crack cocaine
3 counts possession w/ intent to distribute over 5 grams of crack cocaine
Chris Russell Conspiracy to damage U.S. Government property
Marcus Coates Sale of cocaine
Nicholas Powe * Sale of cocaine
George Hopson manufacturing of marijuana


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