Sheriff Says "Kingpin" Charged

A man officials in Jasper County say is known as a local drug "kingpin" has been charged by the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.

34-year-old Frontrell Myers is facing an array of charged in connection with the sale of drugs.

According to Sheriff Kenneth Cross, Myers was a major player in the drug trade in Jasper County. For more than 15 years, Cross said his investigators have been working to try to bust him.

He said the break came Dec. 10 when Myers was taken into custody following a tip about a stolen ATV from north Mississippi that was allegedly at his house. Once a search warrant was issued, Cross said not only was the ATV discovered but much more.

"Drugs were found in a wooded area. They were in different areas. One was in a trash bin that they had rolled out there and stuck it in," said Cross. "Some was in a garbage bag thrown up under some brush. They had cut some timber back there."

With an estimated street value that is expected to range anywhere from $100,000 to $1,000,000, the marijuana discovered was found packed in five large garbage bags and one bale.

Officials say crack cocaine, powered cocaine, four cars, about five stolen guns and more than $9,000 in cash were also confiscated.

Also arrested was Myers' 55-year-old mother, Ruby Myers. Both are facing drug possession charges with the intent to distribute. Their cases are expected to go before a grand jury in February.

Myers faces five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of receiving stolen property, and drug charges which include possession of five kilos of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Frontrell Myers' bond was set at $250,000. Roby Myers' bond was set at $175,000.

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