Sheriff’s office files drug charges

From Press, Staff Reports

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has filed a number of felony drug charges against a Eupora man.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Department led to the serving of a felony drug warrant on Aug. 16 on Tony Andre Brooks at his 3450 Old Walthall Road residence.

While serving the warrant, the sheriff’s office said it found cocaine, about 80 grams of marijuana, and ecstasy, hydrocodone and Lortab tablets.

Brooks, 30, has been charged with three counts of selling a controlled substance and five counts of possession of narcotics with intent to distribute by the Sheriff’s Department.

Brooks, who is on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, is being held at the county jail with a bond of $80,000.

Justice Court affidavits indicate that the charges of sale of a controlled substance were filed with an enhanced penalty provision because the offenses as alleged occurred within 1,500 feet of a church.

Those charges, according to the affidavits, accuse Brooks of selling Lortab pills, marijuana, dosages of morphine and crack cocaine to a confidential informant on March 14 and 21.

Burglary Charges In an unrelated case, the sheriff’s office has charged two people with burglary of a commercial building.

Brad Avent, 30, and Kimberly Lynn Denley, 27, both of 1433 Savannah Lake Road, are accused of breaking into Stewart’s TV and Appliance in Walthall in July and stealing a video security camera. Sheriff Tim Mitchell said the camera was recovered Aug. 2.

Deputy Toby Britt filed affidavits against Avent and Denley on Aug. 7 charging them with the crime. Justice Court Judge Rebecca Ellison appointed public defenders to represent them and set bond at $10,000 each.