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Suspected drug traffickers arrested at Adams Co. hotel

Source: Adams County Sheriff's website Source: Adams County Sheriff's website
NATCHEZ, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Adams County deputies and Metro Narcotics agents busted a major drug operation at a hotel.

Stephanie Anderson, 30, and Marcus Crocket, 37, have been arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute. Both are from California.

According to the sheriff's office, agents and deputies found two pounds of high grade hydroponic marijuana with a street value of approximately $10,000. They also seized $7,000 in cash, which is believed to be drug money.

"This is a pretty sophisticated operation," said Metro Narcotics Unit Lt. George Pirkey. "These people fly here from California, rent a car, and move from hotel to hotel with the purpose of networking in this area to develop distribution. They fund their travel expenses with drug sales and send money back to California."

"We consider this a disruption of the source," said Sheriff Chuck Mayfield. "Disruption of drugs coming into our county is a major priority for Metro Narcotics. It's like cutting the head off of a snake. Obviously, this won't stop all drugs from coming into our county but it does disrupt it.

Due to the difficulty in getting through the layers of insulation to the source, Sheriff Mayfield considers the arrests a significant event.

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