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Perry County drug bust nets 7

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

There is a new sheriff in town, and his first order of business is fighting the war on drugs.

A late night high-risk search warrant in Perry Count landed seven men behind bars and the recovery of more than two kilos of drugs.

Wednesday night members of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and agents with the 12th Net Metro Narcotics Unit severed a warrant at a home on Bolton Avenue.

“When our guys with the help of Metro agents hit the house, they arrested seven people and recovered over two kilos of marijuana and a bunch of drug paraphernalia,” said Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles.

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Those seven arrests include:

Czaja Jamal Sumrall, 29, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Nathan Larell Wilson, 22, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Demarco Hartfield, 21, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

James Ramsey, 20, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Clarence Nulley Steele, 32, - charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Howard Antonio Street, 26, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Chalmers Sumrall, 25, -charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

“I have only been in office two weeks now, and I want Perry County to know that I am here to clean up the streets of the county and fight the war on drugs,” said Nobles.

Nobles added that the investigation was sparked by a tip from a caller in the community.

“I can’t stress enough how important that help from the community is, it helps us know where we need to focus our efforts on and gives us breaks in cases,” said Nobles.

Nobles referenced a Sunday arrest where officers recovered a substantial amount of crystal meth, and arrest Michael Paul McLendon, 35.

“Drugs are a problem in every community, they are connected to burglaries and are a root of the problem all over, but things are going to change in Perry County,” said Nobles.

Nobles said anyone with any information to call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department or use the Perry County Metro Crime Stoppers number at 601-964-STOP.

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