Neshoba County, Mississippi Checkpoints in the city and the county have led to multiple arrests. Drug officer, Mark Gore says Neshoba County Sheriff's Department has been conducting more checkpoints throughout the county due to the recent increase of impaired drivers.
"It has been real productive on our part. It's just scary to think somebody would be out there either impaired on alcohol or drugs and trying to operate a vehicle," says Gore.
Gore says over the weekend Lee William Parkerson was arrested on a felony drug charge and several misdemeanors after deputies saw Parkerson turning around to avoid the checkpoint set up in the Fork community.
"We were able to get him stopped. At that time, myself and other officers approached and he was found to have a felony amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and some other items in the car that would be paraphernalia," says Gore.
He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
A checkpoint on Pecan Avenue resulted in another felony drug arrest. Investigators says Terrance Rush failed to stop at the checkpoint. Philadelphia police stopped Rush shortly after. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
William Tubby also attempted to avoid a checkpoint. It was on Highway 16, near the reservation. Tubby was detained by Choctaw police and charged with felony fleeing.
"The locations are all picked randomly. We just try to cover the whole county and the city covers the whole city," says Gore.