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Pot found in packages, Yalobusha man charged

Photo courtesy of Yalabousha County Sheriff's Office.

A man has been arrested in Water Valley after receiving packages full of marijuana on Friday, which just so happened to coincide with a certain date in April that is celebrated by marijuana users across the country.

34-year-old Devin Nicholson was arrested on the steps of the post office after walking out of the building with several packages which contained more than 10 pounds of “high-grade marijuana and an estimated 100 containers of THC oil.”

Nicholson in custody on Friday. Photo courtesy of Yalobusha County Sheriff’s office.

According to a news release from the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholson threw the packages in the air as authorities from multiple agencies converged from hidden positions to make the arrest. The sting occurred after authorities were alerted about packages containing drugs by the Postal Inspector for Mississippi on Thursday. Sheriff Lance Humphreys says that they were able to work with the Bureau of Narcotics, the Postal Inspector, and the Water Valley Police Department to act quickly and catch Nicholson.

“Although this case developed fast, sometimes it takes a lot of time to investigate drug cases and effective teamwork between our departments is the key to ridding our streets of drugs,” the sheriff said.

Following his arrest, Nicholson will be charged with trafficking. The suspect has seemed to express remorse for his wrongdoing saying that he “messed up big time,” according to the release.

The sheriff also said Nicholson has two outstanding indictments in Yalobusha County dating back to 2011 and has been living in Utah in recent years. Three packages of marijuana were seized during the arrest and officers are waiting for the fourth to arrive.

Humphreys went on to say that the importance of getting drugs off of the street becomes increasingly important because of the potential dangers that can be added to drugs such as marijuana.

“We appreciate the teamwork from everybody, we were fortunate to get this before it hit the streets,” Humphreys said. “These drugs with High-TCH content are very potent and are often laced with unknown substances that can be deadly.”

Devin Nicholson. Photo courtesy of Yalobusha County Sheriff’s office.

Nicholson is currently in custody in the Yalobusha County Detention Center.

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