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Pain pills, weapons seized during Booneville arrest

Items seized in Booneville during a Friday drug arrest (Courtesy)

Law enforcement in Booneville arrest a man accused of having pain pills and planning to sell them.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018 12:42 PM
Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 12:45 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement in Booneville arrest a man accused of having pain pills and planning to sell them.

Johnny Dale Murphy Junior, 32, was arrested at his home on Lovers Lane Friday morning.

Murphy is charged with trafficking Dilaudid, having Subutex with the intent to distribute and having ecstasy.

Police Chief Michael Ramey says the charges involving Dilaudid and Subutex were enhanced because weapons were found.

According to Ramey, officers seized 47.5 dosage units of Dilaudid, which are worth at least $30 each, 198 Subutex pills and 2 ecstasy tablets.

They also seized 40 firearms, a truck, a sports utility vehicle, a utility side-by-side and $5,000 cash.

A judge set bond for Murphy at $100,000.

Booneville police, Prentiss County sheriff's deputies and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit officers made the arrest.

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