Three charged with drug trafficking

Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dept.

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Three people were recently arrested on drug trafficking charges in Meridian.

According to Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun, a traffic stop on 8th Street resulted in the arrests of 45-year-old Pharis Burton, Jadarius Ruffin, 20, and Jacorie Smith, 23. Calhoun said the three were traveling together when officers found drugs and a firearm in the vehicle.

The East Mississippi Drug Task Force was contacted and the three are being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center under $25,000 bond each.