Traffic stop leads to meth arrests at hotel

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2009

Methamphetamine-related activity Friday resulted in two arrests at a local hotel.

Jeffrey Luckett, 25, 110 Tower Drive, was charged with possession of meth. Luckett was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Vicksburg police around 10 a.m., VPD investigator Jeff Merritt said. Information was received that Luckett had checked in to the Rainbow Hotel, 1350 Warrenton Road, and had the drug with him. A search of the room turned up the drug as well as drug paraphernalia.

There was no evidence that Luckett was manufacturing the drug in the hotel room, Merritt said.

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Luckett was in the Issaquena County Jail Friday night on $5,000 bond and an initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

Also arrested at the Rainbow Hotel was Kimberly Whitehead, 36, 75 Bovina Drive.

Whitehead was booked into the Warren County Jail at 4:20 p.m. by agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, jail records showed. She was charged with possession of two or more precursor chemicals and paraphernalia. She was being held without bond.

No further information about Whitehead’s arrest, or if the two arrests were related, was available.

Coroner: Teen drowned in river

The death of a Coahoma County teen working on a boat in the Mississippi River has been ruled a drowning, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Friday night.

Jeffery Allen Holloway, 19, 3817 Mississippi 1, drowned Thursday night after the 16-foot crew boat on which he was working overturned.

Holloway’s father, Jeffrey Dale Holloway, 42, and crew member Adam Bennett, 32, of Helena, Ark., also were aboard and received treatment.

Authorities believe the younger Holloway was trapped inside the cabin of the boat when the vessel capsized just north of the river bridges.