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ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The sheriff of Monroe County says an investigation into two runaways ultimately landed six people behind bars.
Sheriff Kevin Crook says the investigation began the week of March 8-12.
The juveniles were found and investigators discovered they had high levels of methamphetamine in their systems, the sheriff said.
The investigation into the situation led to the following arrests.
Kathy Crisp, Brandy Welch and Bridget Reed each face four counts of felony child abuse.
James and Joshua Pace each face two counts of felony child abuse. Joshua Pace is currently in the Lee County jail on other charges.
The last suspect, Colton Moffet, faces charges of sexual battery, rape and two counts of felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The sheriff did not elaborate on the investigation or the suspects’ alleged roles.