Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sheriff Dennis Darby and Batesville Police Chief Tony Jones inventory contraband seized after routine traffic stops.

By Rupert Howell
BPD Special Operations and Panola Sheriff Departments Drug Task Force Tuesday morning converged to a location finding  three pounds of ‘hydro’ (a more potent form of marijuana) and four bottles of codeine.
Later that day traffic stops resulted in the arrest of four adults and one juvenile and the recovery of several bags of marijuana, approximately $300 in cash and a handgun according to Batesville Police Chief Tony Jones.

Sheriff Dennis Darby on Wednesday told Batesville Exchange Club that codeine was showing up more often. Jones said that it sometimes poured onto marijuana and smoked.

Jones said no arrest had yet been made on that incident but confirmed the product was going elsewhere and revealing the investigation was ongoing.

Charges were yet to be filed on the four adults and juvenile arrested for the marijuana, firearm, paraphernalia and cash.
“They are still being interviewed,” Jones said Wednesday morning.
Asked if there was a special operation going on to crack down on local drug dealers Jones answered, “These were just routine stops. The dope is here. We’re hammering away every chance we get.”

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