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A traffic stop on the afternoon of Monday, March 12th initiated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit resulted in the arrest of 2 individuals on CCC Line Road in the Una Community. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that during the course of the traffic stop 3 individuals exited the truck and after a brief struggle 2 of the individuals were arrested. Sheriff investigators recovered a large amount of illegal narcotics that was thrown underneath the vehicle during the struggle. Scott said approximately 30.7 grams of cocaine along with a large amount of pharmaceutical pills that include Allderol, Xanax and Hydrocodone was recovered with a street value of approximately $3,500 - $4,000. The driver of the vehicle Brandon Thompson, age 32 of Houston charges stem from trying to distract the deputy while the 2 other suspects attempted to flee. After Thompson was taken into custody a brief foot chase that ended in a struggle with William Morrow, age, 34 of Amory. Morrow fought and attempted to take the deputy’s weapon from him. Clay County Sheriff’s Office along with Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office assisted in taking Morrow into custody. Scott stated the deputy was fortunate to escape with only minor injuries from the altercation.

The third suspect remains at large.

Scott said the narcotics have been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for DNA analysis and the case remains under investigation and will be presented to a future grand jury.

Scott said the investigation in ongoing and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact investigators at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at 662-494-2896 or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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