Thursday, September 14, 2006
Police make drug arrests
A couple of recent traffic stops in the Town of Byhalia led to drug-related arrests.
Police Chief Mike Novay said Connie Bernard Saulsberry, 34, of 6762 Hernando Road, Byhalia, was stopped for a car tag violation on September 8 and found to be in possession of crack cocaine.
He was charged with switched tag, open container of beer and possession of controlled substance (crack cocaine) with intent to distribute, according to Novay.
Saulsberry is in the Marshall County Jail with his bond set at $10,000.
Another traffic stop on September 11 resulted in the arrests of two people in the vehicle. Gary Terrell Newsome, 29, of 3151 Whispering Lane East, Memphis, Tenn., and the driver, James L. Provost Jr., 20, of 30 Vance Cove, Byhalia, were charged with possession of controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute.
Both are awaiting arraignment in Byhalia Court.
Police officers responded to 33 calls last week. Chief Novay released the following report – eight alarm calls, one motor vehicle accident, two disturbances, three domestic calls, two thefts, three escorts, two juvenile-related calls, three assists and nine miscellaneous calls.
Officers wrote 14 citations, and 11 more arrests were made on the following charges:
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