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Department News

April 28, 2017 – RX/OTC Drop Off Event

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

The next RX/OTC drop off event will be held Friday, April 28, 2017  from 9am – 4pm here at the department at 510 N Commerce Street, Tupelo. Feel free to drop off unsused, expired or no longer needed prescriptions/meds. We have partnered again with the DEA to safely and properly dispose of these for you.

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Sheriff’s Statement on New Jail Process

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Statement from Sheriff Jim H. Johnson I want to take a few minutes to inform you, the public, on an issue we are addressing in regards to The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Correctional Facility. The current facility located at 510 North Commerce Street is home of The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and houses all […]

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

Immediate openings: Communication positions (Dispatch) available immediately. Applicant must be willing to work swingshift and handle multi-tasking efficiently. Applicant must be 21 yrs of age, able to pass a background check and drug test and must not have a criminal record. Applicant must possess an ability to work positively with the public. Position includes salary, […]

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Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by TISHUNDA L. ARMSTRONG at County Road 1145, Tupelo MS (Auburn Community) for a traffic violation.  During a search of the vehicle, deputies and North MS Narcotic Agents discovered approximately three (3) ounces of methamphetamine.  ARMSTRONG […]

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Conspiracy Arrests

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

On January 31, 2016 a concerned citizen contacted Sheriff Jim Johnson about a possible threat towards a local elected official. Based upon the information obtained, an investigation was immediately opened into the possible allegations. After Interviews and surveillance video were reviewed and all suspects identified it was determined that the information was credible. Surveillance was […]

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Chaplain’s Corner Jan 2016

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016

January 2016   It is a New Year, and with it come new expectations, commitments, and challenges. The world is changing rapidly. With 2016 being a Presidential election year, the changes will be even greater and more significant. Sometimes these changes can be overwhelming, frustrating, and even discouraging. I want to give two pictures. One […]

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Felony Child Depravation

Posted on: January 5th, 2016

On January, 1, 2016, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint from the Department of Human Services about a 3 year old child that had some severe injuries and had been taken to LeBonheur hospital in Memphis, TN. The child had numerous unexplained injuries all over the body and bleeding on the brain.  On […]

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Daniels’ Arrest

Posted on: December 10th, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, 2015, a Lee County Deputy witnessed a black Ford Mustang fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of CR 452 and Hwy 6, North of Nettleton. When the deputy initiated the stop, the car failed to stop. The Deputy gave chase and the suspect was caught and taken […]

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Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were dispatched to CR 1970 near the Unity Community to investigate suspicious activity. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation arrested the driver for misdemeanor charges. During a search of suspect and his vehicle, deputies discovered a felony amount […]

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Ryen T Smith

Posted on: July 28th, 2015

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 1284 Highway 363, Saltillo MS and arrested RYEN SMITH for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Agents had received information from several sources that SMITH was involved in illegal drug activity at his […]

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