July 16, 2009
STARKVILLE -- An eight-month investigation into marijuana trafficking led city and county officials to conduct a raid and arrest four people Friday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department made the arrests in cooperation with the Starkville Police Department at 215 N. Montgomery St. after a search warrant was obtained. All of those arrested in the incident listed the address as their residence.
Officials netted about four ounces of marijuana and $11,000 in cash during the raid.
"Anytime we can get drugs off the street it''s good for the community," said Chief Deputy George Carrithers of the sheriff''s department.
Colby L. Brister, 24, was charged with three counts of sale of marijuana greater than 30 grams, conspiracy to sell marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Brister''s bond was set at $25,000. He was released at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Kenneth B. Kidder, 22, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to sell marijuana and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Kidder''s bond was set at $6,000. He was released at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Keylon Thomas Pittman, 22, was arrested on a single charge of conspiracy to sell marijuana. Pittman''s bond was set at $5,000. He was released at 11 a.m. Monday.
And Amy Lynn Salyer, 26, was arrested on charges of sale of marijuana greater than 30 grams and conspiracy to sell marijuana. Salyer''s bond was set at $10,000. She was released at 1 p.m. Monday.
"The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected," a news release from the sheriff''s department stated.
The sheriff''s department encourages people with information on this crime, or any others, to call the OCSD at 323-2421, the SPD at 323-4131 or Crimestoppers at 800-530-7151.
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