Vicksburg man arrested for sale of meth, heroin in Warren County

Published 1:18 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023

A Vicksburg man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges resulting from a Warren County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation.

Sheriff Martin Pace said Jeremy Austin, 35, was arrested at approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and charged with the sale of a controlled substance involving the sale of methamphetamine and heroin.

Warren County Justice Court Judge Randy Lewis set Austin’s bond at $50,000. Austin, however, was on probation at the time of his arrest and the Mississippi Department of Corrections placed a hold on him, preventing him from posting bond.

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Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Merritt led the undercover investigation.

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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