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5 arrested in Lamar County drug investigation

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

An ongoing investigation in Lamar County has led to the arrest of five people, all who are facing felony drug charges.

Keith Bennett, 51, of Sumrall, was arrested Aug. 11 and charged with two counts of felony sale of a controlled substance. Bennett’s bond was set at $50,000 on each charge.

Jessica Bennett, 30, of Sumrall, was arrested Aug. 11 and charged with one count of felony sale of a controlled substance. She was denied bond because she was already out on felony bond.

Edward Smith, 67, of Sumrall was also arrested Aug. 11 and charged with one count of felony sale of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $50,000 cash.

Cody Ray Claburn, 32, of Purvis, was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute. Claburn’s bond was set at $50,000 on each charge, however he was denied bond by the judge during his initial appearance.

Meagan Danielle Dixon, 28, of Purvis, was also arrested Aug. 7 and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute. Dixon’s bond was set at $50,000 on each charge, but she was denied bond due to a parole violation.

“These arrests are part of an ongoing investigation by our narcotics guys, it is something they have been working on for a while,” Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said.

According to Rigel, the arrests were made over the two day period in various locations throughout the county.

The investigation is still ongoing, and other arrests are pending.

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