MBN nabs four in drug bust

Published 1:08 am Saturday, January 19, 2008

MEADVILLE (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has seized about 100 marijuana plants and arrested four people in Franklin County.

A news release Friday from MBN says the arrests happened in Franklin County Jan. 16-17 when agents executed state search warrants.

Two of those arrested — 60-year-old Samuel Fleischer and 51-year-old Vickie Fleischer — were charged with the manufacture of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Twenty-nine-year-old Wesley Hawkins and 23-year-old Zachary Fleischer were charged with the sale of over an ounce of marijuana as well as the manufacture of marijuana.

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Search warrants were executed at 162 Coldwater Church Road SE in Meadville and 14015 Highway 98 East in Smithdale.