Four Mississippi residents have been jailed after a shopping spree alerted agents with the North Louisiana Drug Enforcement Bureau the group was getting together the ingredients needed to manufacture methamphetamine.
Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs said agents were alerted that the group was going from store to store compiling the items needed to create the drug.
“We’re very fortunate that when people from out of state come into town to buy these items, the stores in our area let us know right away,” Tubbs said. “We were able to locate the care they were in, and during a routine traffic stop found the items and a small amount of meth."
James Ray, 148 F St. Christopher Rd., Greeneville, Miss., Cheryl Smith, 2564 Old Leland Rd., Greeneville, Miss., and Patsy Darby, 290 South Blvd., Drew, Miss., were each charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Darby was also charged with possession of marijuana.
Charles Cortesi, 1453 Fairview, Greeneville, Miss., was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.