Wayne county sheriff department heighten their visibility to combat drugs


WAYNE COUNTY, Miss - After two separate traffic stops this past weekend which entailed drugs, Sheriff Ashley wants to ensure the community he is stopping drugs in Wayne County.

Ashley says, "Yes over the weekend we had some drug arrests we have been working around the clock with our narcotics officers to have a visual presence in Wayne County and we have been getting good response from the public. They are seeing the blue light, we are making this a safer and better place to live, so you will now see a visual presence from our officers all over the county."

The Wayne County Sheriff's office assisted with a head lighting incident on Saturday, Jan 16. Jamey Stoker was arrested for head lighting. Stoker was charged with possession of control II susstance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also charged with possession of oxycodone, meth, and schedule II drugs.

The second incident occured on Jan 17, Benajamin Allen Bonner was charged with possession of meth, oxycodone, adderall and hydrocodone at a traffic stop on Highway 84 West in the Beat 4 Community.

One of Sheriff Ashley's goals as the new Wayne County Sheriff is to have more officers on the street in an effort to combat drugs and other crimes.

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