Yalobusha deputy K-9 nets five arrests

Five people face felony drug charges following a traffic stop and assistance from the department's newest K-9 deputy, Yoda.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 4:03 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2019 4:16 PM

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Five people face felony drug charges following a traffic stop and assistance from the department's newest K-9 deputy, Yoda, Sheriff Lance Humphreys said. 

Deputy Taylor Byford stopped Nicholas Nicholson, of Oxford, on Hwy 7 north of Coffeeville for a traffic violation, Humphreys said. During the stop, Byford said his K-9, Yoda, alerted him indicating there were drugs inside Nicholson's vehicle. 

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy was able to locate alleged methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia hidden inside, Humphreys said. 

Later that day, four other arrests were made while deputy Byford and K-9 deputy Yoda were on patrol, Humphreys said.  

-Thomas Hargo, Tillatoba 

-Robert Craig Thomas, Scobey 

-Cody Myrick, Water Valley 

-Brittany Hubbard, Oxford 

All four face felony drug charges and were booked in the Yalobusha County jail. 

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