April 25-29, 2011
On Monday, April 25, 2011 deputies with the George County Sheriff’s Department arrested Duel Tompkins (62) at the 1200 block of Dean Nursery Road for two counts of sale of a controlled substance and an outstanding bench warrant. This arrest was made after undercover agents made purchases of loratabs from Tompkins. Deputies transported Tompkins to the George County Regional Jail.
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 the George County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics responded to 193 Eubanks Drive in the Benndale Community where they had received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured. Agents found a white male identified as Mark Broome (47), of George County. A search of the residence and property revealed two meth labs, precursor chemicals, and drug paraphernalia. Agents arrested Broome for manufacturing methamphetamine. Deputies transported Broome to the George County Regional Jail.
On Friday, April 29, 2011, deputies with the George County Sheriff’s Department assisted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a Peterbilt semi pulling a loaded cattle trailer near the Twin Creek Community on Hwy 63 South for reckless driving. A search of the truck led to the arrest of the driver David Eugene Scott (39) of Bainbridge, GA and the passenger Jessie Travis Brown (38) of Camilla, GA for possession of methamphetamine. Deputies recovered approximately three grams of commercial grade methamphetamine, also known as “Ice” which is typically smuggled in from Mexico. These drugs have a street value of $150.00 to $200.00 a gram. Both Scott and Brown were transported to George County Regional Jail and were issued a $10,000 commercial bond by Justice Court Judge Cedric Howell.
On Friday, April 29, 2011, deputies with the George County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 26 near the Lucedale city limits that led to the arrest of the Elbert James Carter (34) of Greene County, and James Myles (32) of Perry County. When deputies attempted to stop the 2000 Lincoln, it fled in an attempt to avoid law enforcement and approximately 2 lbs of Marijuana was thrown from the vehicle. After an investigation, both Carter and Myles were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana with intent to distribute. Deputies recovered two bags that contained approximately 2 lbs of marijuana which had a street value of approximately $1,600.00 to $2,000.00. Deputies transported both Carter and Myles to the George County Regional Jail.
On Saturday, 30 April 2011, the George County Sheriff’s Department participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The purpose of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to provide a venue for persons wanting to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The Department collected approximately 6.5 lbs of prescription drugs that will be turned over to the DEA for disposal. The department considered this event a success considering this was the first time one of the events had been sponsored in our area.
These arrests were investigated by the George County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division, Lucedale Police Department Narcotics Division, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
Authorized for release by Sheriff John A. Keel