Prentiss County drug bust

By Press Release



Early Thursday morning the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office in Cooperation with the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office and North MS Narcotics put a huge dent in to Drug Trafficking breaking up a multiple state Marijuana Distribution Ring.

Five individuals including a Prentiss County resident were arrested in the operation.

This investigation began was about six months long in depth probe into the trafficking of Marijuana.

“This was a major hub of distribution,” Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said. “We seized roughly 400-430 lbs of marijuana, multiple vehicles and other assets and a very sizeable sum of currency.”

Authorities executed a search warrant on the suspect residence and shop located at 343 CR 8021 Rienzi which is located just north of Booneville.

Deputies arrested Jimmy Wade Lauderdale, 74, of Reinzi. His bond is set at $750,000. They also arrested Kevin Douglas Cole, 60, David Harold Cutler, 68, Harold Lewis, 71, and Jose Gonzales. Bond for each is set at $500,000. They are all facing charges of possession with intent to distribute.