FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A pair of Hattiesburg men arrested Monday in connection to what authorities deem a "major" bust appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.
Roy Smith, 54, and Eddrick Cyrus, 39 were arrested at 713 Dabbs Street in Hattiesburg after agents with the Metro Narcotics Task Force and the DEA-HIDTA Task Force executed a high-risk search warrant.
The duo appeared in Forrest County Justice Court before Judge Robert Davis for their bond hearing.
Smith was charged with possession of spice with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana under 30 grams with intent to distribute, and possession of oxycodone. His bond was set at $300,000.
Cyrus was charged with possession of spice with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of oxycotin with intent to distribute, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $335,000.
During the hearing, it was brought to the courts attention that Cyrus has 13 aliases, 9 previous felonies that are all drug related, two of which have resulted in a conviction.
Narcotics agents deemed this a "major" bust for the Hub City, and with illegal substances like spice becoming more of an issue as well as a safety concern, agencies are cracking down.
"With spice becoming a growing problem around the state we are working to do our part to take dealers off the street," said Metro Narcotics Sgt. Joe Kennedy.
During the search of the Dabbs Street home, 1 kilo of spice, 15 grams of heroin, 200 dosage units of oxy, around $18,000 in cash, with around $1,600 of that being counterfeit, a .380 pistol, and a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson were recovered. Materials to manufacture narcotics, as well as needles, blenders, baggies, and other items for distribution were also found inside the home.
The two men are currently being housed at the Forrest County Jail.