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Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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Deputies Make Drug Arrest
On Friday afternoon July 10th Prentiss County Deputies and Narcotics Officers arrested Michael Heath Pannell 37 of 917 HWY 4 West Booneville after a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of Controlled Substances in Pannell's possession. Officers seized Methamphetamine and pharmaceuticals in the arrest as well a $549 cash and a 1991 Ford Mustang, Pannell was charged with two counts of Felony Possession of Controlled Substances (Crystal Meth & Pharmaceuticals), three (3) counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substances, Two (2) counts of Possession of Paraphenlia as well as Expired Tag, No Insurance along with Failure to Immediately Produce Identification Upon Lawful Request. "Crystal Methamphetamine continues to be a big problem everywhere but the Prescription Sudafed law several years ago dramatically reduced the numbers of cases of "home made" or "shake and bake" labs. I don't know of any other counter measure that has effected the drug trade and had such a huge impact. Mississippi should be proud of stepping up and putting this Legislation into place. Mississippi was only the second state in the United States to pass such Legislation." "Sudafed/enphedrine are chemicals absolutely required to manufacture Methamphetamine, without these chemicals being readily available, it made our jobs a whole lot easier."
Pannell was under supervision of the Mississipppi Department of Corrections at the Time of his arrest and a hold has been placed on him by MDOC.
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