Two Charged in Drug Sting

Lauderdale County authorities say two men have been charged in a drug sting that took place late last week.

Jerrel Hancock, 75, of Meridian and David Thompson, Jr., 47, of Toxey, Ala., have both been charged with multiple drug possession counts.

Authorities say the two had a piece of furniture packaged and stuffed with marijuana delivered to their home last week.

Authorities say they were alerted to the situation after the shipping company noticed the package was heavier than it should be.

"The marijuana was coming to the individual in the Alabama area," said Maj. Steve Spears of the East Mississippi Drug Task Force. "Meridian was the pickup point. The individual was to come pick it up and distribute it to places in Alabama. "

Both men have bonded out of jail. Hancock's bond was $55,000. Thompson's was set at $50,000.


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  • by th4 Location: meridian on Jan 20, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    i know way enough shouldnt have done tha man like that
  • by Anonymous Location: Louisiana on Jan 19, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    th4 what u know bout duck?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    DUI laws in the states are too easy... Canada you drink get busted.. 2yrs jail flat... that is first offense second think is 5yrs.. and if someone is killed fist degree added to it.. no oops charges like we have here..
  • by th4 Location: meridian on Jan 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM
    i know that duck should have kept his mouth shut he knew what he was doing before then
  • by colts Location: meridian on Jan 15, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    Your an idiot for asking such a stupid question like to someone. no i have not tried it and i don't care too. it idiot and just plain dumb to do. way waste your life on that junk. you need help if you have done it. Get a Life.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    have you tried it?
  • by Colts Location: Meridian on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:25 PM
    Wow just goes to show how stupid people are in this state. always thinking that there is nothing wrong with drinking and driving. well let me tell ya your a fool. Its people like you who make this state look bad. NO lick of sense. Drinking and Driving and Drugs are all bad. those who do it or suppport it should be behind bars for life. Get the trash off the streets.
  • by Jennifer Location: Meridian on Jan 12, 2010 at 06:23 PM
    So, you don't think drinking and driving is a serious problem? YOU are a HUGE danger on the road. You are in need of an education and you also need to have that drink slapped out of your hand after you get slapped on the head.
  • by ???? on Jan 12, 2010 at 05:49 PM
    Well, if you are driving and you take a drink then they should harass you. If it is drugs or alcohol then you need to be harassed.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 04:50 PM
    this goes to show the sheriffs dept in choctaw county is nothing but a joke.Why cant they find Dope like this instead of wanting to write tickets and Harass a person who may take a drink.The sheriff and DEPUTIES PROFILE
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