According to the Amory Police Department, Sam A. Thomas, 29, of Aberdeen was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Monroe County Justice Court Judge Brandon Davis set bond, and the subject was turned over to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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OXFORD • A widely circulated Facebook post about overdoses and deaths caused by synthetic drugs drew a response Wednesday from Oxford Police Chief Jeff McCutchen.

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TUPELO • A Shannon woman is facing multiple felony charges after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase that reached triple-digit speeds Thursday afternoon.

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TUPELO • A man wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies for a variety of crimes was captured recently in Lee County.

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TUPELO • All the criminal charges against a former Lee County deputy sheriff accused of falsifying time cards and threatening the sheriff have been dropped.

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JACKSON • The Mississippi Highway Patrol is gearing up for the upcoming Labor Day holiday enforcement period which will begin Friday and conclude Monday night.

According to the Amory Police Department, Michael Ryan Shelton, 37, of Amory was charged with grand larceny. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Sarah Stevens set bond at $15,000. As of Monday morning, Shelton was being housed at the Monroe County Detention Center.