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Covington County search warrant leads to drugs and money

Angela Kelly Smith Rogers Angela Kelly Smith Rogers
Laura Ferrell Laura Ferrell
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Three people are behind bars after a high risk search warrant led authorities to drugs and money in Covington County.

Members of the Covington County Sheriff's Department SRT Team worked up a plan from intel that was gathered for more than 90 days, and served a warrant on a Sanford residence.

According to investigators, this was not their first time to visit the residence.

“We had been to this location and made an arrest twice in the past due to the many many outcries from the community,” said Holbrook.

Angela Kelly Smith Rogers, 49, Laura Ferrell, 53, and an unidentified male were taken into custody on suspicion of selling crystal methamphetamine.

According to authorities, a large sum of money, as well as a large sum of methamphetamine was found at the residence.

“Crystal meth is a detriment to all communities around us, especially Covington County,” said Covington County Under Sheriff Terry Holbrook.

Law enforcement agencies are doing their part one case at a time to keep communities safe.

“The meth business and addiction is thriving in all communities, especially our communities, and that in turn is affecting the burglaries, residential burglaries, and all other crimes feeds from the drug addiction,” said Holbrook.

The suspects will go before a judge Friday morning where their bond is expected to be set.

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