Desoto County News

Fentanyl investigation results in arrest

Photo: James Thompson (Courtesy photo)

An arrest has been made following an investigation related to the sale of fentanyl. During the investigation, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Southaven Narcotics Unit purchased approximately 32 grams of Synthetic Fentanyl from James Thompson.

On June 15, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, with assistance from the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Thompson at his residence, 5647 Michaelson Drive in Olive Branch. Thompson was charged with three counts of Sale of Fentanyl.

Thompson was transported to the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on $150,000 bond. Thompson has since been released on bond, pending a July 20 court date.  Thompson is also facing shoplifting and contempt of court charges, according to DeSoto County Jail information.

James Thopmson (DeSoto County Jail photo)

“The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies to prevent the sale of fentanyl and other illegal drugs in our state,” said Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Colonel Steven Maxwell.

DeSoto County News Service

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