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Police, Sheriff’s Office make arrests involving meth and marijuana

A Vicksburg man faces multiple charges after his arrest Thursday during a traffic stop at the Admiral Apartments, 1200 Mission 66.

Lance Maniel, 35, 310 Wisconsin Ave., is accused of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine after the drug was found during the traffic stop, which occurred about 2:48 p.m.

In another case, a traffic stop on Indiana Avenue near Lee Road resulted in the arrest of a man on charges of possession of marijuana with intent.

Marcus Wilson, 29, of Vicksburg is being held without bond in the Warren County Jail. He has a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for parole violation involving an earlier charge.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said deputy Dustin Keys stopped a GMC Sierra pickup about 3:40 p.m. As he approached the truck, Keys smelled the odor of marijuana.

During a search of the truck after Wilson’s arrest, Keys found scales, small plastic bags, marijuana, ammunition for a .40-caliber handgun and body armor. No gun was recovered. Another small bag of marijuana was found on Wilson during a search while he was being booked into jail.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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