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Checkpoint Leads To Drug Arrests

Michael Cox – Whitney Trusty

Among the drugs seized in the arrest of Michael Cox and Whitney Trusty last weekend was heroin. Sheriff Lance Humphreys said it was the first his department had seen in years. The narcotics were sent to the state crime lab for verification.

By David Howell
Editor

OAKLAND – Multiple drug arrests were made by the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department during a driver’s license checkpoint near the Yalobusha-Tallahatchie county line Saturday night.

            Sheriff Lance Humphreys reports a male and female face a barrage of drug charges after being stopped at the checkpoint when the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.  Michael Cox of Tallahatchie County was charged with no driver’s license, possession of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle, possession of crack cocaine with intent, possession of heroin with intent, possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent, possession of Alpra-zolam with intent, and possession of Clonazepam with intent.

            The passenger in the vehicle, Whitney Trusty, was also charged with  possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine with intent, possession of heroin with intent, possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent, possession of Alprazolam with intent, and possession of Clonazepam with intent. The narcotics have been sent to the crime lab in Batesville for analysis.

            A 2002 Chevrolet truck and $1,921 was seized from the pair. Bond was set for $100,000 for Cox and $90,000 for Trusty.

            Also arrested at the same checkpoint was Michael Frost of Oakland. Frost is charged with possession of marijuana after deputies discovered a half-ounce of marijuana during the stop.

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