Greenville Serial Drug Trafficker Gets 25 Years

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — After three search warrants over nearly two years at the same location each turned up pounds of illegal narcotics for sale, a Greenville man is finally going to jail for the offenses. Roy Merrill, also know as “Roy Epps” pled guilty last Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent according to District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson. In the afternoon hours of December 3, 2015, Merrill was arrested after Investigators of the Greenville Police Department’s Special Operations Division executed a no-knock search warrant at his residence where they located over 1,500 grams of illegal narcotics. Merrill posted bond but was later arrested again after the execution of a subsequent warrant at the same residence in September of 2016 where Investigators located more drugs. Merrill’s latest arrest in January of 2017 resulted from the execution of a third search warrant at the same residence where he was found in possession of over 18 pounds of illegal narcotics. Although set to go to trial, Merrill instead pled guilty before Circuit Judge Margaret Carey-McCray and was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


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