Over $80,000 in drugs and money seized in Lafayette County narcotics bust
Published 1:16 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Over $80,000 in cash and drugs were seized last week in a joint operation between the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
According to a news release from LCMNU, Brandon Lawrence and Adrianna Amos were arrested in Oxford on Aug. 9 and charged with controlled substance violations.
The two were taken into custody after officers confiscated approximately 200,000 dosage units of alprazolam, also known as Xanax, and two pounds of marijuana.
During the ensuing investigation, officers executed a search warrant on the residence of Amos and Lawrence, discovering $14,880 in cash, which the officers also seized.
The estimated street value of the confiscated Xanax is between $60,000 and $80,000, LCMNU said in the news release. The marijuana seized is valued at approximately $4,000.
Xanax is considered a schedule IV controlled substance and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
Lawrence and Amos were both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Each was given a bond of $15,000 in Lafayette County Justice Court.
Officers from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Oxford Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted in the investigation.
This story was originally published by The Oxford Eagle on Aug. 13.