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ACSO executes 11 drug-related arrest warrants in blitz

NATCHEZ — A drug blitz resulted in the arrest of 11 alleged drug users and dealers in Adams County Wednesday.

The roundup was the second for Sheriff Chuck Mayfield, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Narcotics.

Deputies had hoped to issue 18 warrants Wednesday, but were pleased with the progress they did make, Mayfield said.

“We do still have several warrants for people that we will be picking up over the next few days,” Mayfield said. “We will pick up stragglers that we didn’t get today and some others in the upcoming days.”

Three teams, each with six warrants, left the station at approximately 8 a.m. to make the arrests.

After assisting in his third arrest of the morning, sheriff’s Investigator Gerald Mooney said the day had gone well, but he wished they had been able to serve 100 percent of the warrants.

“(Catching drug dealers) is like fishing,” Mooney said. “You are going to catch some and lose some.”

Mayfield said the important aspect was that nobody got hurt, and he credited that to reconnaissance.

“Intelligence did a good job finding out where they frequent as well as their residence,” Mayfield said. “We caught several who were not at their homes, but were located where they hang out.

“For every suspect, we have pages and pages of intelligence.”

The Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Natchez Police Department also had officers participating in this task.

Don Hulen Lee Jr., 44, 26 Lee Road, was charged with two counts sale of schedule II (morphine) and two counts sale of schedule II (methamphetamine). His bond was set at $150,000.

Joseph Paul Stone, 32, No. 43 Village Square Apartments, was arrested on charges of two counts sale of schedule III (Suboxone) in a church zone and one count sale of marijuana in a church zone. His bond was set at $75,000.

Jeremy Lamar Sheppard, 18, 307 Cherokee St., was arrested on charges of sale of schedule III (Lorcet) in a church zone. His bond was set at $50,000.

Derek Justin McGuire, 32, 12 Jack Kelly Road, was arrested on two counts of acting in concert with distribution of methamphetamine and two counts acting in concert with distribution of morphine. His bond was set at $150,000.

Cassandra Sebronette Smith, 39, 135 Lewis Drive Apt. 5, was arrested on charges of selling schedule III (Lorcet) in a school zone. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Jessica Emfinger, 22, 306 Briarwood Road Apt. 1, was arrested on acting in concert of sale of schedule II (cocaine). Bond $25,000 and hold for drug court.

Lawrence Deshun Green, 18, 1116 Martin Luther King Jr. St., was arrested for possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $2,500.

Lashonda Monquie Harris, 29, 103 Fisk St., was arrested on two counts sale of marijuana. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Douglas Santredtric Mazique, 33, 81 Redd Loop Road Lot 31, was arrested on two counts sale of crack cocaine. No bond set.

Leon Wesley Jr., 56, 20 Anderson Drive, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,000.

Leslie Ann Starling, 20, 3 West St., was arrested on charges of acting in concert with the sale of schedule II (crack cocaine). No bond set.