Traffic Stop Nabs Contraband Headed For Bolivar Jail

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A traffic stop in Cleveland has led to the arrest the two occupants of the vehicle – and an inmate at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility. According to a report in the Bolivar Commercial 27-year old Amber Long of Tupelo, 26-year old Tyler Badie of Pontotoc were leaving the prison after a visit to an inmate, 24-year old Marterius Sanders. While leaving in a black Honda Accord guards noticed the vehicle behaving suspiciously. Police were alerted and the car was stopped a short time later on Mississippi Highway 8 at Crosby Road. Officers smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle finding two packages containing a pound of pipe tobacco, over an ounce of suspected marijuana, cigarillos, four cell phones and a charger apparently destined for inmates at the jail. Badie and Sanders were arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime. Badie was also charged with being in possession of cocaine at the time of the arrest. Marterius Sanders who was already being held at the facility on state charges was also charged with conspiracy to commit a crime. All three suspects were given a $5,000 bond by Bolivar County Justice Court Judge Harold Ward and were being held at the correctional facility, minus their contraband.


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