Thursday, May 11, 2006
Illegal drugs, guns seized
By SUE WATSON
An ongoing investigation into illegal drug activity over the weekend and early this week in Marshall County led to the arrest of five suspects and the recovery of quantities of five illegal drugs, cash and firearms, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Law officers are seeking to pick up several other suspects who eluded arrest during the investigation, he said. All arrests were made in Marshall County.
“On Friday afternoon myself and officers of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 265 Deer Lane Road off Hernando Road at the residence of Mario L. Rogers,” Dickerson said.
Officers found a large quantity of miscellaneous-type illegal drugs, including several pounds of marijuana, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, extacy and Zanex during the search, he said. Two firearms were confiscated. Rogers, 28, was charged with numerous counts of possession with intent to sell illegal drugs and possession of firearms by a convicted felon and with conspiracy to sell controlled substances, Dickerson said.
Officers picked up Randy O’Neal Newsom, 30, of 6136 Shadow Oak Cove, Olive Branch, Sunday, May 7. Newsom was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of powder cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, Zanex and extacy, conspiracy to sell controlled substances, eluding law enforcement and careless driving, according to Dickerson. He is being held at the Marshall County jail under a prior bond which was revoked by Justice Court.
Rogers and Newsom were scheduled for arraignment in Justice Court Tuesday, May 9, on the charges, Dickerson said. No bond has been set for Rogers and investigators will make an effort to have a prior bond on Newsom revoked, the sheriff said.
Also taken into custody Sunday, May 7, was Antonio Marr, 20, of the Byhalia address area. Marr is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and is also being held on contempt of court charges, according to Dickerson.
Other arrests that took place Monday, according to the sheriff’s department, included William Howell, 21, of the Red Banks area, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; Elvis Gatewood, 35, of the Holly Springs area, charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell and possession of Zanex and is being held under revoke of a previous bond; Melvin Stokes, 31 of the Olive Branch area, charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and charged with disorderly conduct.
Dickerson reported two other arrests. Rosemary Panigoni, 45, of 69 Cathy Road in the Byhalia area, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm. She is being held by the Mississippi Department of Corrections on charges of violation of probation, the sheriff said.
Arrested Saturday was Timothy Glover, 37, of 310 Wither Street, Holly Springs. Glover is charged with kidnapping and sexual battery, Dickerson said. Glover is being held under revoke of prior bond for the alleged sale cocaine, he said.
All arrests taken together netted approximately 20 pounds of marijuana, six ounces of cocaine, four ounces of powder cocaine, 20 dosage units of estacy, Zanex and two firearms, Dickerson said.
Approximately 10 law officers with the Third Judicial Narcotics Task Force, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Department of Corrections helped with the investigation and arrests, Dickerson said.
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