WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Four suspects were arrested after a year-long investigation led to a drug bust in Wilkinson County.

Bailey Martin, press secretary for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS), said agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) executed search warrants on two homes on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Agents arrested 30-year-old Melvin Jackson, 22-year-old Aynna Holmes, 31-year-old Gregory Deener, and 49- year-old Willie Smith, who also had a warrant for attempted murder. They each face charges of trafficking a schedule II-controlled substance (fentanyl).

Additional charges and arrests are anticipated in relation to this case.

During the search, MBN agents seized the following:

  • 9,687 dosage units of methamphetamine pills
  • 2,191 dosage units of fentanyl pills
  • 202 grams of marijuana
  • 70 grams of white fentanyl powder
  • 9 grams of brown heroin
  • 33 grams of powder cocaine
  • 64 grams of crack cocaine
  • 43 grams of methamphetamine
  • 222 grams of blue fentanyl powder
  • 2 dosage units of fentanyl transdermal patches
  • 14 dosage units of suboxone
  • 7 handguns
  • 2 assault rifles
  • A 2019 Cadillac sedan
  • $5,267.00 in U.S. currency

“With the pouring of fentanyl and other drugs across our southern border, MBN and DPS will continue the aggressive efforts to identify and dismantle drug organizations who distribute these potentially deadly substances in our communities,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “If you have any information on this type of activity, please contact MBN or your local Crime Stoppers. It could save a life.”