Three Arrested in Meth Bust

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Newton County Sheriff’s Department say they arrested three people Friday night on meth charges, after executing a search warrant at 822 16th Church Road in Hickory.

Lamar Collins,49, 36-year-old Mark Ange, and Shaunna Atwood, 19 are charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, and child endangerment.

Law enforcement officers Atwood's 21-month-old child was in the room where an active methamphetamine lab was "cooking “ the illegal drug. Two other children lived in the home but were not present at the time.

Law enforcement groups are lobbying for a law to make pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to make meth, only available by prescription to curtail its availability. Pseudoephedrine is used in some cold medications that are sold without a prescription, but the sales are tracked and monitored.

MBN director Marshall Fisher says people get around the existing law by getting third parties to purchase it, or shopping at different pharmacies to obtain enough to use for illegal purposes.

Should pseudoephedrine, which is a main ingredient in many cold medicines, be made available by prescription only to try to prevent the making of meth?

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  • by Elizabeth Location: Newton on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    I offered years ago to take and raise her children in a home with love and morals to offer. Seems welfare and food stamps are more important than the upbringing of a child. I would still take them and have made offers. When you live off the government, don't have to work, and can live fairly comfortable....well....children are just pawns. Trash is trash!
  • by anonymous Location: meridian on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:09 AM
    well i think that where they are is where they need to is really upsetting that they would even think about doing that with children in the could any parent even want to to do that to their kids. i would know this first hand...
  • by johnathan Location: meridian on Jan 31, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    i know some one who will take her little girl and give her a new home and there will be no drugs in the household if u want to get in touch with me email me at to let me know something.
  • by MaryAnn on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    This Girl is a child and has no sense of right and wrong. Unfortunately this is a perfect time for her to get herself right and hopefully these children will be place with people who can show them love and morals. Please take them away from a family who has already applied for government assistance while calling orther parties to pick them up and care for them. prime example of how people abuse our system while others who really need and deserve it go without.
  • by Mississippian Location: MS on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:03 AM
    The bottom line is: STUPIDITY KNOWS NO COLOR!!!!!!!!
  • by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    well she needs to be fixed so she cant have any more kids ,she just gets pregnant and never knows who the baby daddys are and she will just pick who has glad the kids are not in that life no more.i think the drug laws needs to be stiffer period along with DUI laws as well
  • by Penny on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    People are people. Drugs are drugs. White or black wrong is wrong. These people arrested were kids at one time with dreams. I bet they never dreamed of running a meth lad. Treat everyone you know young or old with love and give them hope so they stay on the right path in life.
  • by ANONYMOUS on Jan 26, 2010 at 05:56 PM
  • by Frankie on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    Guy, while you may be headed in the right direction generally, not "any other crimes/drugs [is] black people." I have run across several white crack heads. Most coke heads are white. Most prescription drug abusers are white. Most child molesters are white.
  • by Anonymous Location: Newton on Jan 26, 2010 at 01:19 PM
    Good Job NCSO. It isn't the color that matters, why is it that this is still a issue today. Can't you just get over it. One more down and how many more to go. You go NCSO get them all.
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