New arrests reported in alleged cocaine ring

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Three more defendants faced initial hearings on charges they were involved with an alleged cocaine ring.
Thursday, Magistrate Judge David Sanders presided over hearings for Ricky Chandler, 41, of Aberdeen, Tyrone Bell, 36, of Bruce and Mildred Ann Randle, 48, of Nettleton. Each one is charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and intent to possess a controlled substance.
Chandler and Bell were temporarily detained while Randle was released on $5,000 bond.
Fourteen others are charged with similar counts.