Saltillo man arrested on narcotics charge

By NEMS Daily Journal

SALTILLO – A Saltillo man faced a $1 million bond after he was arrested on narcotics charges on Friday.
Dannis J. Gaston, 54, of 531 County Road 683, Saltillo, was arrested Friday by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Agents allegedly discovered about five grams of heroin as well as a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, as well as a set of digital scales, assorted drug paraphernalia and $805, which is believed to be associated with the distribution of heroin. The street value of the heroin seized is estimated at $1,500.
The arrest is the result of several months of investigations in which agents allegedly conducted undercover purchases of heroin from the residence.