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Two Drug Busts in 24 Hours

Two Drug Busts in 24 Hours

The loot form the Hairson Road drug bust

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.

Outlaw

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.

Cory Sanders is taken into custody Friday afternoon

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.

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  1. Paul S - 06/01/2012

    WTF? So yeah they got popped but I don’t think the police have any right whatsoever to confiscate a magazine or a poster (even if it is High Times) Had some pigs in starkville try to take a buddy of mine’s Bob Marley poster. Goosestepping jacka**es. That’s total bs.

  2. BILL - 06/01/2012

    Paul, they know who you are, and they are coming to get you and your magazines…

    Pfffttt….GET A LIFE!!

  3. JohnnyPhillipMorris - 06/08/2012

    And the trafficking “untouhables” laugh all the way to the bank while driving Escalades on 22s.

    Is it fair to ask why the Metro guys don’t go after the Mr. Big? Metro knows the identity of the “untouchables.”

  4. David Hudgins - 06/16/2012

    They can find all the drugs in columbus but they can’t find out who murder my sister. I am currently serving over seas and I tell every soldier that I come in contact with about columbus ms. I Even shared the story with an LTC General on how the police don’t want to do their job and find investigate who murder my sister. R.I.P. Salina McCoy…

  5. Kim Dove - 06/18/2012

    WHY?????? are these 2 still out on the streets? If you have mulitple charges like this, why arent you already in jail! Thats whats wrong around here, they just get a slap on the wrist and are let right back out to pollute the streets of this town!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. TP - 03/12/2013

    Columbus used to be a good place to live would not come back to corrupt in law enforcement

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