SO makes two felony drug arrests
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:00 AM
Two Philadelphia men were arrested on felony drug charges by Sheriff's deputies in unrelated cases, one stemming from a routine traffic stop.
David M. Smith, 34, of 1190 Mississippi 21 north, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) following a traffic stop last week, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
"His [Smith's] vehicle was stopped on Weyerhaeuser Road in the afternoon hours for not displaying a car tag," he said. "The drugs were discovered on his person."
Smith was released from jail on $20,000 bond, the sheriff said.
In the second case, Jason Woods, 30, of 7109 Mars Hill Road, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) following an investigation on Thursday, Waddell said.
Over the course of an investigation, the sheriff said, deputies were led to the Silver Star Resort and Casino at 5 a.m. where they arrested Woods.
"He was arrested with what is believed to be crystal meth," the sheriff said.
The Sheriff Department was assisted in Woods' arrest by resort security and the Choctaw Police Department.
Woods remained in the Neshoba County Jail on Tuesday.
Sheriff Waddell said the drugs in both cases were turned over to the state crime lab for analysis.
We do not believe the cases were related in any way, Waddell said.