Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit conducted two search warrants within 24 hours last week, taking over a pound of marijuana, two firearms, scales and over $3,000 in cash off the streets.
Just after 5 p.m. last Thursday, the narcotics agents raided the home of Samuel Edwards at 2514 Sixth Ave. N. Once they were inside the residence, the agents discovered a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, digital scales and drug-related paraphernalia.
Edwards, 32, and Cortex Pratt, 21, of 2004 4th Ave. N., were both arrested on scene and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Agents also discovered a .22-caliber revolver that belonged to 33-year-old Randy Outlaw of 128 Perish St. in Tupelo. Outlaw is on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Since 2006 Outlaw has racked up numerous drug-related charges, including five counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, three possession of marijuana charges, one count possession of a controlled substance, one count possession of paraphernalia and three probation violations.
Less than 24 hours later, Metro Narcotics agents served a search warrant on 1076 Harrison Rd. With the help of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Team, agents seized approximately one pound of marijuana, a 9mm firearm, digital scales and over $3,000 in cash. Cory Sanders, 23, of 1429 Phillips Hill Rd. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, more than an ounce with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.
Friday was Sanders’ fourth arrest since 2007. In addition to the drug-related charges, Sanders’ arrest record includes two public drunkenness charges, two counts of disorderly conduct, one Driving Under the Influence, one Indecent Exposure, one reckless driving, one count of false information and one charge of possession of forged/altered driver’s license.0