September 21, 2021

Long term drug trafficking investigation results in 17 arrests across Mississippi

Mary Apel

Seventeen arrests have been made following a long-term drug trafficking investigation targeting the distribution of Methamphetamine and Cocaine in Tallahatchie and Quitman Counties.

On September 9, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, in conjunction with the
US Marshals, the Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s Department, the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department, the Quitman County Sheriff’s Department, and the Charleston Police Department, arrested seventeen individuals on State and Federal charges.

Agents also seized 5 pounds of Methamphetamine, 300 dosage units of Methamphetamine, and 4 ounces of Cocaine.

The investigation resulted in the following arrests:
 James Taylor, 34, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Aaron Prince, 32, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Demandrick Hayes, 29, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Markell Crossgrove, 38, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine and Sale of Cocaine.
 Brenda Hunt, 46, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Linda Hunt, 46, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Dexter Ray, 45, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Dana Smith, 38, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Alvin Johnson, 47, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Brian Michael Rideout, 47, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Kenterrance Tykethic Speight, 22, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Jeffery Lavaras Rainey, 30, was charged with Sale of Cocaine.
 Tyrone Terrell Murry, 42, was charged with Sale of Cocaine.
 Orenthal Lamar Brooks, 47, was charged with Sale of Cocaine.
 Demetruis Aundrate Means, 43, was charged with Sale of Cocaine.
 Carl Lamonta Johnson, 29, was charged with two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine.
 Genise Cox, 31, was charged with Sale of Methamphetamine.

This investigation is ongoing, with more arrests expected.

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