A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of Kenneth Marshal, Whitney Provence and Lester Doyle on charges of multiple drug offenses.

Deputy David Kelso initiated the stop after observing a vehicle speeding down Highway 64 in the Lawton area. The vehicle evaded the stop and continued to travel east onto Boyd Road toward Adamsville.

The vehicle then pulled into the driveway of a residence, where Sergeant Michael Gilbert arrived to assist Kelso with the occupants of the vehicle.

At this time, the officers observed a substance that they believed to be methamphetamine.

Approximately 4.5 ounces of the substance were found in the vehicle.

Based upon iformation gathered during the traffic stop, the officers obtained a serach warrant for a Selmer hotel.

Investigator JP Kellum recovered a sum of cash and approximately 11 ounces of a substance believed to be methamphetamine from the hotel. The amount of the cash is not mentioned in the report.

Sheriff Buck wants to thank the officers involved in this arrest and the Selmer Police Department for their assistance. Buck reminds everyone that the drug problems here have not gone away.

“The methamphetamine problem is very much still here, and if anything has gotten worse, [it is that] the area is flooded with cheap meth from areas other than McNairy County,” Buck elaborated. “We are just like other communities in the fact that availability of meth and the reduced price make it a challenge to fight.”

Each defendant from the arrest was given a $50,000 bond.

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