By David Howell
WATER VALLEY – For the third consecutive week Yalobusha County deputies made multiple felony drug arrests during routine patrols. Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported Lisa Cochran and Robert Davis, both of Banner, were arrested during the early morning hours Saturday, October 7, during a traffic stop.
The sheriff said the pair were stopped in a black Nissan Altima on Hwy. 7, near County Road 87, at 1:15 a.m. because the vehicle did not have a license tag.
“The driver and passenger gave consent to search the vehicle,” Humphreys told the Herald. The search yielded a set of scales, empty baggies, a contacts case with methamphetamine residue, a container with 2.7 grams of alleged methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana. Cochran, who was driving the vehicle, was charged with no tag, possession of methamphetamine – more than two grams but less than 10 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Davis, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with possession of methamphetamine – more than two grams but less than 10 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another felony drug was reported on Thursday night, Oct. 5, around 8 p.m. after deputies uncovered an estimated 30 grams of marijuana in a glass jar and a bag containing over 200 grams of THC laced gummies. Marsei Hogan of Starkville was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and trafficking of synthetic cannabinoids. Hogan was a passenger in a vehicle initially stopped by deputies for speeding.
The sheriff reported that the driver of the vehicle was cited for speeding and released. He also said the driver gave consent for the vehicle to be searched.
Humphreys also said one person was cited for possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, at Wildcat Brake, located on the upper end of Enid Lake.
The sheriff added that he is working to increase patrols at Wildcat and other areas around the lake to help curtail illegal activities including littering.