Lowndes County deputies arrest drug dealer and solve burglary

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Lowndes County deputies arrested a suspected drug dealer and solved a recent burglary in one operation.

Agents with the Sheriff’s STING Unit learned that large amounts of drugs were reportedly moving through a house on 27th Street North in Columbus and got a warrant to search it.

During the search, they seized two pounds of marijuana, four handguns, one of which was reported stolen, a shotgun, and cash.

They also arrested Rodriques Lanier.

Lanier is charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Agents also found property reported stolen during a burglary in Columbus.

Lanier is being held in the Lowndes County jail. No bond has been set, and more charges are possible.

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