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15 arrested on various drug charges as part of large-scale warrant sweep by Marion County SWAT Team

Written by admin on February 5th, 2010

By Josh Mitchell/Informer Publisher

The suspects are taken into Justice Court for their initial appearances.

 Fifteen suspects were arrested on various drug charges Thursday in a large-scale warrant sweep conducted by the Marion County SWAT Team.

According to Pearl River Basin Narcotics Task Force Commander Brad McDermit, the arrests came after a year’s worth of investigations that involved undercover agents purchasing drugs off some of the suspects.

The 15 suspects’ cases are unrelated; they were simply arrested as part of the same warrant sweep. Drugs involved in the arrests included crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana.

The suspects had their initial appearances in Marion County Justice Court this morning before judges Gwen Broom and Sharon Whitfield.

More suspects arrested in the warrant sweep make their way into the courtroom.

The Marion County SWAT Team, Narcotics Task Force and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office began executing the warrants Thursday morning at around 8:30. The first warrant was issued at 515 Nathan St. where Freddrick “Polkie” Showers, 44, was arrested on two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a school and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

The agencies executed the search warrants throughout the day in various locations until 2 a.m. Four suspects remain at large, and their names are not being released.

All of the suspects are from Marion County, except for one, who is from Bassfield. The suspect from Bassfield has not been caught.

Others arrested in the sweep were:

Richard Varnado, 44, felony possession of a controlled substance; Seth Coker, 23, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a church; Chris Peters, 41, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a church; Tommy Yawn, 38, manufacturing marijuana; Jerry Harrien, 39, possession of a controlled substance; Jeffery Boyd, 46, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a school; Carl Peters, 28, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a school; Justin Jefferson, 21, conspiracy to sell a controlled substance; Dexter Ezell, 50, sale of a controlled substance; De’Vree Allen, 22, two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a school; Darian McClendon, 41, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 of a church; Desman Mikell, 19, sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a school; Mary Lou Terrell, 46, sale of a controlled substance; and Jarvis Conerly, felony possession of a controlled substance.

 

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