Former deputy/officer arrested on drug charges

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A former sheriff’s deputy and police officer has been arrested in Lauderdale County on drug related charges.

Wesley Alan Stevens was booked into the Lauderdale County jail Thursday. He was booked in for sale of a controlled substance. We have been unable to find out exactly what that controlled substance might have been. Stevens had a bond of $10,000. He bonded out a couple hours after being booked. Sheriff Billy Sollie says Stevens has not been at the sheriff’s department for some time.

"Wesley Stevens was employed here at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. He left here in January of 2015 He has not been associated with us since that time," Sollie says.

Sergeant Dareall Thompson says Stevens was with the Meridian Police Department for a short time.

"Wesley was with the Meridian Police Department for less than one year. It has been a year since he has left the department," Thompson says.

This is a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics case. They say they are unable to provide more information and details of this arrest because of the ongoing investigation.