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Tupelo, MS 38804

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Narcotics Arrests

Narcotics Arrests


On March 6, 2019, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department discovered that illegal narcotics had been concealed in clothing items brought to an inmate. The illegal contraband was located and recovered by Investigators. The investigation determined that three (3) individuals were involved. Inmates Randell Button and James Eaton have been charged, as well as Emily M. Yingling, with Introduction of a Controlled Substance into a Detention Facility. These charges will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.

As a result of the discovery and the continued effort to provide a safe environment for employees and inmates, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department will no longer allow inmates to receive clothing items from outside sources.


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