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More than a dozen arrested/wanted in Hancock County roundup

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Fourteen people were arrested Friday during an operation conducted by the Hancock County Narcotics Task Force. Four others are still wanted. Jeremy Skinner, Commander of the Hancock County Narcotics Division, said most of those arrested were suspects with warrants for felony drug charges.

These charges stemmed from the possession and seizure of multiple pounds of psilocybin, eight ounces of hydroponic marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine, and the sale of cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics used in the treatment of heroin addiction.

Those arrested include:
Russell Stempler, 44 of Kiln, felony possession of a controlled substance
Richard Coulter II, 32 of Kiln, two counts felony possession with intent to distribute
Cheryl West, 55 of Kiln, felony possession of controlled substance
Darnell Wood, 48 of Bayside Community, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Shantel Seawright, 36 of Kiln, felony possession of a controlled substance
Danny Dorsey, 27 of Waveland, sale of a controlled substance
Aaron Skinner, of Kiln, felony possession of a controlled substance
Steven Haydel, of Kiln, felony possession of a controlled substance
James Staten, of Kiln, NISI warrant
Austin Schmelzer, of Bay St. Louis, felony possession of a controlled substance
Thomas Talkington, 63 of Kiln, wanted by Louisiana for sex offender violations
Rebekka Hodge, 23 of Kiln, felony possession of a controlled substance
Tony Guerrero, 43 of Kiln, felony possession of controlled substance
Quinn Sauce, 19 of Kiln, felony possession of controlled substance


Skinner said four suspects, listed below, are believed to be on the run trying to evade deputies.

Candace Morel, 25, of Bay St. Louis
Jamie Lewis, 38, of Waveland
Kendall Daniels Jr., 22, of Waveland
Bobby Saucier, 28, of Bay St. Louis

If you have any information about the whereabouts of these people, you're asked to call (228) 255-9191 or (228) 466-6900.

"As our office has shown for almost three years, we will combat those who wish to deal drugs in our county," said Sheriff Ricky Adam. "We will continue to gather intel, compile that information and go after those involved in pedaling drugs. We will continue this effort to curb this problem and in doing so keep our citizens and most of all our children safe." 

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