Tupelo Police arrest 12 after investigation of drug activity

By Press Release

Over the past month Narcotic Agents worked with officers of the Tupelo Police Department’s Street Crime Unit, K-9 division, and patrol officers in an effort to identify and investigate suspects who were involved in illegal drug activity on the streets of Tupelo.

A joint operation was initiated which resulted in the arrest of 12 suspects over the last several weeks, and a search warrant at the South Park Manor Apartments on July 14.

Search warrant: On Thursday July 14 at approximately 4 p.m. officers with the Tupelo Police Department and Narcotic Agents served a search warrant at 2944 South Green Street Apartment No. 56 (South Park Manor Apartments), and arrested Dedric Clark for possession of crack cocaine.

The success of this operation is the direct result of the cooperation that officers received from concerned citizens who called in numerous tips about illegal drug activity in their neighborhoods.

The investigation and operation will be on going during the rest of the summer with more arrests and indictments expected within the next month.

Suspects Arrested:

Chris Tucker – Two counts of Sale of Crack Cocaine (Indictment) Address: 1101 Terry Road, Tupelo

Ferris Price – Poss. of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute (Indictment) Address: 3408 Robert Kennedy Drive (Haven Acres)

Jonathan Depriest – Sale of Crack Cocaine (Indictment) Address:Bickerstaff Street, Tupelo

Latrail Hamilton – Poss. of Crack Cocaine (Indictment)

Daphne Ewing – Sale of Crack Cocaine/ Poss. of Crack Cocaine enhanced (Indictment)

Latoya Holliday – Fraud in Acquisition (Indictment)

Nikita Bailey – Fraud in Acquisition (Indictment)

Jonathan Wren – Possession of Methamphetamine precursors

Justin Wells – Poss. of Marijuana with Intent

Devin Shinault – Poss. of MDPV

Donald Patterson= Sale of Marijuana (x2) Address: 1102 West Jefferson St. Tupelo

Dedric Clark – Poss. of Crack Cocaine (search Warrant at South Park Manor Apts.)