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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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coty Wayne Nance

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

On July 23, a report was filed with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department of a home burglary and auto theft in the Mooreville area. The victim reported that someone had broken into the residence and took their vehicle keys and then stole a Jeep Cherokee. Numerous times over A two day period, calls came in […]

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Posted on: July 4th, 2015

On July 1, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a hold up alarm at First American Bank in Saltillo. the suspect in the robbery was identified as Chris E Cosner. Upon discovery of the suspsect’s identity, the LCSD did a background check and found that Cosner was a convicted sex offender. The […]

New Chaplain

Posted on: June 20th, 2015

Department Chaplain, Keith Cochran. He is the Pastor at West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo. Keith is married to Bretta and has 3 daughters. Prior to Tupelo, Keith served in churches in Tennessee and Florida. Originally from Memphis, TN Keith graduated with a B.S. of Education from the University of Memphis and received his […]

David Samuel Floyd

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fire that occurred on Hwy 370 near Brice’s Crossroads. On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 2:38am, Lee County 911 dispatched emergency personnel to a structure fire on Hwy 370 west of Baldwyn near Brice’s Crossroads. Once emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered a 26 year […]

Cyberstalking Charles L Carter

Posted on: June 9th, 2015

On Sunday, June 7, the Lee County Sheriffs Department received several messages from a Charles Carter. The messages had very disturbing information in regards to threats against the sheriff’s department, employees and family members of employees. Charles Lamar Carter was arrested the evening hours of June 7, 2015, and his residence in Verona. A search […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: May 20th, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations near the Pratts Community on Highway 370. During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James White was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and several traffic […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: May 20th, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations near the Pratts Community on Highway 370. During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James White was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and several traffic […]

Narcotics arrest

Posted on: May 20th, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations near the Pratts Community on Highway 370. During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James White was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and several traffic […]

Narcotics Roundup Arrests

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

On May 4, 20015 beginning at 16:00 hours, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and NMNU conducted a Secret Indictment saturation in south Lee County. This operation was a special detail by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and NMNU to execute capiases on drug activity in Lee County. There were 18 total arrests, 2 search warrants […]

Robbery

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

On May 1, 2015, it was reported to Lee County 911 that a black male entered the Renasant Bank on Raymond Street in Verona and robbed it. Lee County deputies and Verona officers arrived and secured the scene at the bank. Information was gathered along with the surveillance video of the incident. It was reported […]