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Drug Seizure Leads to Arrest in Pontotoc County Traffic Stop

Pontotoc County, MS – June 30, 2024

In a significant bust by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday night, June 29th, 2024, authorities seized a quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop. The operation, carried out by the Patrol Division, led to the arrest of Whitney Grayson, 39, a resident of Etta, MS.

According to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Sheriff’s Department, Grayson attempted to conceal a keychain vial containing methamphetamine when approached by a deputy during the traffic stop. Her actions prompted the officers to arrest her on charges of Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order and Resisting Arrest. She was subsequently transported and booked into the Pontotoc County Adult Detention Center.

During subsequent interrogation by CID officials, Grayson confessed that the methamphetamine found in her possession belonged to her and that she had used the drug earlier that day.

The incident underscores ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies in Pontotoc County to combat drug-related activities and ensure public safety. Authorities continue to investigate the matter further.

For updates on this developing story, stay tuned to local news channels and the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department updates.

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