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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge in Prentiss County

Thrasher Community, Prentiss County, MS – In the early hours of Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, Deputy Cody Horn of the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department made a significant discovery during a routine traffic stop on County Road 1040. Heather Le ‘Nelle Wheeler, 31, a resident of Booneville, MS, was apprehended and subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Enhanced with a Firearm.

Following the arrest, Judge Ray Hall presided over Wheeler’s initial appearance, where he set her bond at $10,000.00. This marks the latest development in a case that has raised concerns within the community and law enforcement circles alike.

The North Mississippi Narcotics Unit, represented by Agent Taylor Walker, is slated to present the case to a grand jury in Prentiss County. This step underscores the gravity with which authorities are approaching the matter, emphasizing the importance of due process and thorough investigation.

As the legal process unfolds, community members and stakeholders await further developments, hopeful for a resolution that promotes safety and accountability in Prentiss County.

For ongoing updates and details on this evolving story, stay tuned to local news outlets and official statements from law enforcement agencies.

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