Thursday, October 28, 2010
Arrests made on drug charges
By SUE WATSON
Two men were arrested last Thursday in separate incidents on drug-related charges, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
In the first arrest, Jesse Karr Hurdle III, 40, of the 2000 block of Highway 311, was served on a Marshall County grand jury indictment which alleges that on or about July 26, 2010, he sold and transferred a controlled substance, crystal methamphetamine, to a confidential informant in Marshall County, the sheriff said.
While officers with the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force and officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department were serving the indictment, officers lodged another charge against Hurdle - possession of precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine, Dickerson said.
Hurdle was arrested on the charges in the indictment and on additional charges of possession of precursors and remained in custody Tuesday on $10,000 bond on each charge.
A white male was also questioned but not charged when he appeared at the Hurdle residence during the search of his property.
“The white male had lengthy rap-sheets from two separate states that were drug-related and methamphetamine-related charges,” Dickerson said.
The individual was on probation on those most recent charges and being served by probation in Union County on behalf of probation authorities in Louisiana, the sheriff said.
“Louisiana will advise us on his possible probation violation,” Dickerson said.
In another drug-related case, sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Dee Kleman, 41, of the 6000 block of Camelot Road, Horn Lake, after receiving confidential information, Dickerson said.
Kleman was arrested on a vacant lot near a residence in the 3000 block of South Red Banks Road and charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and with possession of precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine, the sheriff said. Kleman remained in jail Tuesday on $20,000 bond and awaits future court action.
Dickerson said crystal methamphetamine use is a growing problem throughout the United States as well as in Mississippi.
“We urge citizens to continue to cooperate in alerting us to those who may be dealing in these illegal drugs,” he said. “It helps us in our efforts to keep these illegal drugs away from adults and teenagers. Without their help, we would not be as successful as we are in confronting this growing problem.”
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