A southwest Mississippi man arrested Monday after law enforcement officers seized drugs with a wholesale value of approximately $100,000 from his residence, if convicted, could serve up to 30 years in prison and be fined up to $1 million, according to Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher.
MBN agents charged 32-year-old Cary A. Thompson of Gloster with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone and possession of codeine.
Agents and deputies serving arrest warrants on Thompson for aggravated assault in Franklin County and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Amite County provided the impetus for the search warrant that led to the drug charges, Director Fisher said.
The officers seized approximately six pounds of powdered cocaine and approximately four pounds of marijuana along with small amounts of hydrocodone and a drug containing codeine from Thompson's home. They also seized an automobile, approximately $1,000 in cash, a rifle and several handguns, Director Fisher said.
An initial court appearance is pending for Thompson, who is being held in Amite County Jail.
The Amite County and Franklin County sheriff departments as well as the Mississippi Department of Corrections and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation assisted the MBN in effecting the suspect's arrest.
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