FOUR PERSONS ARRESTED ON SEPARATE DRUG CHARGES
By Stephen Singer
Two men and two women were arrested separately Friday and Saturday and charged by Lee County sheriffs officials with felony possession of marijuana.
Eugene Bass, 31, of Saltillo, was stopped Friday night by two Lee County vice narcotics officers on County Road 1069 in Auburn for operating a car without a license plate.
Police found eight ounces of marijuana in the car, County Sheriff Harold Ray Presley said.
Bass was charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana with intent to sell.
He was released on $15,000 bond.
Michael Allen Knight, 35, of Tupelo, was arrested Friday night after a search of his East Tupelo home and small building in his yard turned up approximately 3-1/2 pounds of marijuana.
Police also seized $1,864 in cash, Presley said.
Knight was charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a park, which Presley identified as a park on Canal Street.
He was released on $25,000 bond.
In a third incident, Cindy Hallmark, 29, of Mooreville, and Brenda Diane Goff, 29, of Saltillo, were arrested Saturday at Hallmark’s home. As police approached the house, the pair tried to flush marijuana down a toilet, Presley said.
Police recovered more than one ounce of marijuana from the toilet and shower. Another 1/4 ounce was found in a sewage line outside the house, he said.
Hallmark was charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute more than one kilo of marijuana.
She was released on $30,000 bond.
Goff was charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and was released on $5,000 bond.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics participated in the four arrests, Presley said.