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Search warrant leads to drug arrests in Jasper Co.

Cornelius McCullum Cornelius McCullum
Tracy Peyton Tracy Peyton
JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Two people are behind bars in Jasper County after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol Swat team served a search/arrest warrant for drugs early Friday morning at 13 County Road 167 in Louin, Mississippi.

This search and arrest warrant was issued and served after a lengthy investigation of illegal drug activity at this location, according the Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Department.

According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, those arrested were Cornelius McCullum and Tracy Payton and both were taken into custody for a laundry list of charges.

McCullum was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent while in possession of a firearm, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of a convicted felon while in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.

Payton was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent while in possession of a firearm, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Authorities recovered vast quantities of crystal meth, marijuana, prescription medication, handguns, a semi-automatic and a stolen GMC truck out of Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to the sheriff’s department.

Payton and McCullum were transported to the Jasper County Jail and had their initial appearances before Judge Marvin Jones. Bond was set for McCullum at $200,000 and Payton's bond was set $80,000. 

According to the sheriff’s department, department narcotics officer Derick Knight along with members of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics have worked together to combat drugs in the county. 

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