Tip from public leads to drug arrest

Tip from public leads to drug arrest
Drugs seized in a drug raid in Forrest County
Drugs seized in a drug raid in Forrest County

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A tip from a concerned citizen landed a man behind bars after he was suspected of running a prostitution ring.

Benjamin Templeton, 40, is charged with possession with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities raided the home Saturday night and found about $8,000 worth of meth, two guns and $2,000 in cash inside Templeton's home.

Four women were also inside the home, but they were not arrested.

Templeton was on probation from a previous charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Commander Phillip Hendricks with the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

Templeton's bond for the new charges was set at $15,000, but his previous possession charge was revoked.