The Lee County Sheriff’s Department/North MS Narcotics Unit and the Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a search warrant at 129 CR 563, Shannon, MS and arrested Eric E Gates for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (enhanced). The charge is enhanced due to the fact that Gates was in possession of two firearms at the time the search warrant was executed. Agents seized approximately 5 1/2 oz of marijuana as well as three sets of digital scales. The Alcoholic Beverage Control also issues Gates a citation for Possession of Non-Tax Paid Whiskey “moonshine”. Gates was in possession of approximately 1 1/2 gallons of “moonshine” at the time the search warrant was executed. Each of these agencies has received several complaints about individuals at this resident being involved in the distribution of narcotics and “moonshine”.
Eric E Gates, 41 yrs old, 678 Romie Hill, Shannon, MS
Charges: Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute (enhanced – firearm)
Possession of Non-Tax Paid Whiskey “moonshine”