Sheriff Pledges To Keep Drugs Off The Streets
CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-When Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers first took office nearly a year ago, he made a pledge to start cleaning up the drug usage in the county.
And so far, he’s been keeping his word.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department made a recent drug bust resulting in six arrests being made.
“Well we ended up on search warrant, we got ten pounds of marijuana,” Sheriff Meyers recalled. “On another search warrant we got about 20 grams of methamphetamine. One of them we got an actual working meth lab, and in a couple traffic stops we ended up with some crack-cocaine as well as some more meth.”
Investigators also seized multiple firearms and hundreds of dollars in cash.
“We’ve been working on these cases for months, and when it comes together, our agents get the information we need and we’ll get a search warrant drawn up and get out probable cause and everything that we have to have, and once we do that we go in and hit a place,” said Sheriff Meyers.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff said this one of the largest busts in the county in recent years.
“Right now drugs are a big problem nationwide,” he explained. “A lot of our crimes go back to drugs use to support their habit, whether it be break-ins or assaults when people are under the influence of drugs.”
The drug users and distributors were also put away behind bars during the drug bust.
Dennis Holmes, 35, is being charged with possession of cocaine.
Lafonzo Richardson, 26, is being charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute.
Tasmine Green, 23, and Darrius Pack, 24, are both being charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Michael Webster, 39, is being charged with possession of meth.
Sheriff Meyers said he’s happy that he and his deputies were able to get both the drugs and suspects off the streets.
And to simply put it, Meyers said they’re not going to tolerate drugs being used or sold in Chickasaw County.
“We just want people to know that we’re in it for the long haul, and if you’re doing drugs and need help, come see us and we’ll try to get you put in a rehab or get you some help, but if you sell drugs we’re going to catch you,” he said.
Deputies also arrested 28-year old Reginold Richardson during the drug bust as well, he pulled a fast one by the deputies and got away.
Richardson was initially arrested, but after being put in handcuffs, Richardson claimed to have seizures.
He was taken to the hospital but took off running shortly after arriving.
If anyone knows his whereabouts you’re encouraged to contact the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department.