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What's that smell? Alerted by passerby, police make pot bust in Cotton District


Tim Pratt



The Starkville Police Department arrested two Mississippi State University students this week after a passerby smelled marijuana coming from a residence in the Cotton District and called police.  


Officers responded to the tip about possible marijuana use at 46 Holtsinger Ave. Tuesday at about 9:45 p.m. Upon further investigation, officers discovered 1/4-pound of high-grade marijuana in multiple packages.  


Police charged James Brown, 20, of 1650 Country Club Road, Fulton, with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  


Samuel Ethan Flurry, 20, of 150 Kids Cove, Fulton, was charged with simple possession of marijuana.  


The marijuana weighed between 200 and 250 grams and carried a street value of more than $5,000.  


Any residents who suspect illegal drug activity is occurring may contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Office at 662-323-2421 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151. 


Tips given to Crime Stoppers could result in up to a $1,000 reward for the caller if the tip leads to an arrest of a suspect in a felony crime.




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Article Comment bulldog99 commented at 9/26/2010 7:12:00 PM:

I think before an article is written the facts should be correct. This story is another example how Starkville Police target college kids and try to make them look like Drug Lords and slam them with lengthy prison sentences, filling up our prisons and costing tax payers millions. The article clearly states 1:that Starkville police discovered 1/4-pound of high-grade marijuana. 2: It weighed between 200 and 250 grams and had a street value of $5,000.
1: a quarter pounds ways 113.398093 grams.Not between 200 and 250
2: 113 grams of high grade Marijuana has a street value at max of $2,260 not a street value of more than $5,000.

Although these Students broke the law and will probably do between 5 and 10 plus years in prison the way Kitchens and Howard sentence costing tax payers roughly $288,000 to house these two in a state prison for 5 years. Thats if they dont SNITCH. Its not fair to almost double everything these students were charged with and misinform the readers.


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