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Natchez man who fled drug bust arrested in parish


NATCHEZ — A Natchez man who fled a drug bust in Adams County last week was later arrested on controlled substance charges in Concordia Parish last weekend.

Keimon C. Brice, 35, 112 Crown Court, Apt. A, Natchez, was arrested Saturday by the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges of possession of schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute, five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer, possession of schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute and a warrant for Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Natchez-Adams County Metro Narcotics agents approached two men on the corner of Watts Avenue and Edgin Street Wednesday morning, and both men — Brice and Kendrick Lee Thomas, 20, of Natchez — allegedly emptied their pockets into two parked vehicles and fled to a nearby wooded area, according to a news release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

In the vehicles, Metro agents reportedly found a total of a quarter ounce of powder and crack cocaine.

Adams County authorities were later able to arrest Thomas on charges of possession of cocaine. It was his third arrest in Adams County.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the ACSO and Mississippi Department of Corrections have placed a retainer on Brice, who was on probation and on bond for a previous drug charge, pending his release from Concordia Parish. This will be his 11th arrest in Adams County, according to the news release.

Both vehicles from the Wednesday incident have been impounded.