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Bond set for two arrested for drugs in Wayne County

David Shawn Cooley. Source: WDAM David Shawn Cooley. Source: WDAM
Lamar Smith. Source: WDAM Lamar Smith. Source: WDAM
WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Wayne County Sheriff's Department arrested two men for possession of meth with intent to sell Saturday morning.

Officials arrested David Shawn Cooley and Lamar Smith at 12:30 a.m. on 40 Stringer Rd in Waynesboro. The narcotics team seized two ounces of meth, scales and bags.

“Narcotics is working hard here in Wayne County to clean up Wayne County and making it a safe and better place,” said Sheriff Jody Ashley.

Cooley and Smith made their initial appearance in court Sunday, with Smith also facing charges for cyber stalking. Bond was set for both at $100,000 each.

Ashley said the county is seeing an increase in meth arrests this year.  So far, 225 drug arrests have been made and 90 of them have been for crystal meth.

"The meth has been out there, this is where you show that you have to have strong drug enforcement in these counties," Ashley said.

The Wayne County Sheriff Department also works closely with other counties to stay informed about the drug trade. Officials said during the arrest they found out that Cooley and Smith purchased their drugs from another county.

"Everybody working together to get this done and sharing information," Ashley said. "A lot of times with narcotics they share information from county to county."

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