A Purvis man is behind bars facing multiple felony drug charges after a joint investigation led to his arrest Tuesday night in Lamar County.
Allen Dale Ray, 54, was charged with three counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after he was arrested at a residence on Oak Street in Purvis.
“This arrest was the result of numerous complaints from the community and neighborhood,” said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel. “It was a joint investigation between the Purvis Police Department and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division.”
Rigel said they recovered cash and illegal narcotics from the residence.