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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine in Prentiss County

According to the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department, on June 26, 2024, deputies and narcotics agents were actively searching for an individual who had failed to appear for sentencing in Circuit Court. During their investigation, agents observed a vehicle visiting the suspect’s residence and departing shortly afterward.

North MS Narcotics Agent Grady Smith initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which was occupied by two individuals. While speaking with the front seat passenger, Deputy Doug Rakestraw detected what he believed to be the odor of marijuana emanating from her person. The passenger, identified as Jamie Sweets Bishop, a 46-year-old woman from New Site, admitted to chewing up a blunt before leaving the residence.

As a result of the encounter, Jamie Sweets Bishop was placed under arrest. Upon arrival at the Prentiss County Jail, Corrections Officer Jamie Rinehart discovered Bishop to be in possession of methamphetamine, a serious offense in a correctional facility.

Agent Grady Smith is preparing to present the case to the next Grand Jury for further consideration. In a hearing before Prentiss County Justice Court Judge Ray Hall, Jamie Sweets Bishop’s bond was set at $5,000.

This incident underscores the diligence of law enforcement in pursuing individuals evading judicial processes and highlights ongoing efforts to combat drug-related activities within the community, as per statements from the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department.

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