Keven Stingley, 29 and Johnale Smith, 34, were stopped by James Bonds on Hwy. 7 for a traffic violation. Stingley, the driver, faces a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, to-wit mdma (ecstasy). Smith, the passenger, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a marijuana, according to Sheriff Lance Humphreys.
“Smith will face additional charges,” Humphreys said. His department seized a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, three handguns, marijuana and ecstasy following the arrests.
“We are seeing an increase in ecstasy,” Humphreys said, adding that there have been more arrests this year alone than in the last three years.
The pills, which resemble a sweet tart but are smaller, cost between $15 and $20 and many times are used by teens.
In other department news:
• Deputies are working a dog theft on County Road 91. A white German Shepard was taken from the residence around October 25.;
• Made an arrest for public drunk on County Road 211 just outside Coffeeville; and
• Are working a credit card fraud case for a Yalobushian on County Road 115.
Humphreys urged anyone with information about these crimes, or any other crime, to contact the Yalobusha Crime Stoppers.
“Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers by calling (662) 473-4935 or 1-(866) 933-TIPS (8477); or by email at TIPS@YalobushaCounty.net,” Humphreys said.
The callers will remain secret, the sheriff added.