Two charged with drug trafficking after traffic stops in George County

Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force made arrests during traffic stops in George County that resulted in the seizure of more than 70 grams of methamphetamine.

Ladarius M. Johnson, 28, of Wilmer, Alabama, was arrested on November 12 after a traffic stop in the Howell Community. Johnson was charged with felony trafficking of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) as well as a contempt of court charge.

He was taken to the George County Regional Correctional Facility and was given a $20,000 commercial bond for the trafficking charge and $1,000 signature bond for the contempt charge.

Bobby W. Shepheard, 44, of Lucedale, was stopped on November 15 in the Multi Mart area of George County. He also was charged with felony trafficking of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) as well as felony possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone).

Shepheard was taken the George County Regional Correctional Facility was given a $50,000 commercial bond for the trafficking charge and $5,000 commercial bond for the possession charge.

The Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force is investigating both cases.

Anyone with information about this case or other drug activity are encouraged to call the George County Sheriff’s Office at (601)947-4811, the Lucedale Police Department at (601)947-3261, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877)787-5898.

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